Health and Safety (Sharps Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013
These Regulations implement the EU Council Directive 2010/32/EU on the prevention of sharps injuries in the hospital and healthcare sector. Many of the requirements contained in the Directive already formed part of health and safety law in Great Britain. The new regulations only contain those requirements that are not specifically addressed in existing legislation.
HSE has produced a Health Services Information sheet Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013 to assist employers and employees to understand their legal obligations under the Regulations.Share