Washroom Hygiene Services Legislation

The workplace regulations 1992 “The workplace regulations places the responsibility to provide washroom facilities in the workplace firmly on employers.”

This act places a legal "duty of care" upon you and your organisation to ensure that all waste produced on your premises is correctly managed up to the point of final disposal. This means using a registered waste carrier.

Sanitary Disposal

"In the case of water closets (cubicles) used by women, suitable means should be provided for the disposal of sanitary dressings".
This includes disabled toilets, cubicles and unisex toilets.


Warn Air Hand Dryers & Paper Dispensers

"Washing facilities...must include towels or other suitable means of drying".

Toilet Roll Holders 

"toilet paper in a holder or dispenser...should be provided".

Soap Dispensers

"Washing facilities...must include soap or other suitable means of cleaning".

Air Freshening

"Effective and suitable provision shall be made to ensure that every enclosed workplace is ventilated by a sufficient quantity of fresh or purified air"    and suitable   "means should be taken to prevent odours from lingering in and from entering into other rooms"

Water Management Systems

Water By-Law 83 states that every pipe that supplies water to a flushing system or a trough used for flushing a urinal shall be fitted with:
" either a flow shut-off device controlled by a time switch and a lockable shut-off valve, or some other equally effective automatic device or method for regulating the periods during which the cistern or trough may fill.

Should you require a copy of our Waste Carriers licence / insurance certificates, these are available upon request.

A helpful Colour Coding Guide To Segregation

 ColourDescription 
 

Cytotoxic & Cytostatic Waste 

Indicative treatment  / disposal required is incineration in a suitably permitted or licensed facility.


     EWC Codes: 180103, 180108 (Human) 
     EWC Codes: 180202, 180207 (Animal)

     
    Anatomical Waste For Incineration
    Indicative treatment / disposal required is incineration in a suitably permitted facility.

    EWC Codes: 180103, 180108 (Human) 
    EWC Codes: 180202, 180207 (Animal)

     
    Waste Which Requires Disposal By Incineration
    Indicative treatment / disposal required is incineration in a suitably permitted or licensed facility.

    EWC Codes: 180103, 180109 (Human) 
    EWC Codes: 180202            (Animal)

     
    Medicinal Waste For Incineration
    Indicative treatment / disposal required is incineration in a suitably permitted facility.

    EWC Codes: 180109 (Human) 
    EWC Codes: 180202, (Animal)

     
    Waste Which May Be Treated
    Indicative treatment / disposal required is to be ''rendered safe'' in a suitably permitted or licensed facility. Usually alternative treatment plants (ATPs). However this waste may also be disposed of by incineration.

    EWC Codes: 180101, 180103 (Human) 
    EWC Codes: 180201, 180202 (Animal)

     
    Dental Waste (Amalgam) - Toxic

    For recovery

    EWC Codes: 180110, 180103 (Human) 
     
     


    Dental (Gypsum) - Non Hazardous

    Recovery

    EWC Codes: 180104 (Human)

     
    Offensive Hygiene Waste

    Indicative treatment / disposal required is landfill or municipal incineration / end from waste at a suitably permitted or licensed facility.

    EWC Codes: 180104, 200199 (Human) 

     
    Domestic Multiple Waste

    Minimal treatment / disposal required is landfill, municipal incineration / energy from waste or other municipal waste treatment process at a suitably permitted or licensed facility. Recyclable components should be removed through segregation.

    Clear / Opaque receptacles may also be used for domestic waste.

    EWC Codes: -