The Health and Safety (sharps instruments in healthcare) Regulations 2013
This document states ” All employers are required under existing health and safety law to ensure that risk of sharps injuries from needles are adequately assessed and that the appropriate preventative and control measures are in place.The Sharps Regulations build on the existing law and provide specific detail on requirements that must be taken by healthcare employers and there contractors”
By failing to prevent needlestick injuries trusts can be in breach of the regulations which could result in notices of contravention. You may also find your organisation facing costly legal claims.
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