Sharps and Glass

How to reduce the risk of accidents with glass and sharps and what to do if you have an accident with glass or sharps.

Preventing glass/sharps accidents

The University Biological Safety Adviser has published guidance on the prevention of accidents involving glass or sharps (needlesticks), which includes model written instructions for use within areas of the University.

Accident Procedure

If you have an accident with glass or sharps, including needlesticks, you should seek emergency attention.

The Health and Safety Department has produced a flow chart outlining this and other steps which should be followed.

Disposal of discarded sharps

Guidance for staff on the disposal of discarded syringes, needles or blades found in or around University premises.


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