Medical Sharps Disposal

As part of the Cleanaway group, Daniels Health’s Sharpsmart system is the world’s safest and most environmentally responsible sharps management system.

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Industry-leading medical sharps management solutions

Sharps include objects with sharp points or edges, capable of cutting or piercing the skin. Sharps or needlestick injuries not only incur substantial financial implications for medical institutions, they also impose a health and safety risk to healthcare workers and patients.

The advancement of safety engineered devices has assisted in the reduction of needlestick injuries, however studies show that a safe sharps containment system is paramount in protecting staff and patient safety. Many sharps injuries from safety engineered devices (SED) are due to non-activation of containment systems.

Studies conducted with 27 hospitals in five Australian cities showed that overall, 54.2% of devices discarded were “sharp”.

The audit further revealed that only 30.4% of sharps deposited into sharps collectors were SEDs, and of these, 19.4% of were either not activated, or partially activated.

Sharpsmart sharps disposal container

The Sharpsmart system has been scientifically proven to be the world’s safest and most environmentally responsible sharps management system.

With over five years of research invested into its design and engineering, the Sharpsmart collector is manufactured to precise tolerances to ensure that all safety mechanisms are functional on every collector. In its design and proven studies the Sharpsmart is more than just a sharps container, it is an engineered safety device which eliminates risk of container-related sharps injury and minimises the impact on our environment.

Peer reviewed and documented in numerous publications globally, the Sharpsmart system has resulted in greater reduction in sharps injuries than any other sharps containment system in the world.

The Sharpsmart collector has been strategically engineered to minimise risk by enabling single-action sharps disposal:

  • The maximum sensitivity safety tray is activated by the weight of the waste with a single swing action.
  • The safety-tilt mechanism releases the waste safely into the collector away from the user.
  • The gravity balanced mechanism of the tray resets to an open safe-disposal position after each use until the container is full.
  • When static or in motion, the swing-action safety tray effectively conceals the aperture of the container to ensure no hands ever come into contact with contaminated sharps.
Sharpsmart circle of safety

Sharpsmart collectors arrive preassembled, thereby eliminating:

  • Waste from cardboard packaging
  • Container assembly time
  • Sharps injuries caused by incorrectly assembled containers
Sharps collectors where you need them

Our waste specialists will advise on the best systems for your facility, incorporating:

  • Collector sizes and locations to optimise changeover frequency
  • Purpose designed interchangeable brackets, trolleys and storage solutions to maximise logistical efficiencies and enable point-of-use disposal
  • Education, support and training of staff
Quality control checks before start

When full, the safety tray swings into an upright position to prevent overfilling and risk of sharps injury from protruding sharps. Added safety features of the Sharpsmart collector include:

  • Unique tamper proof locks
  • Side locks which, once engaged, prevent the collector from being re-opened manually
  • Leak proof seals prevent risk of leakage during movement
Protecting patients and staff

The Sharpsmart’s patented swing-action safety tray:

  • Provides a 300mm wide unhindered opening to allow large sharps to be deposited without force
  • Eliminates hand access to discarded sharps
  • Eliminates overfilling by defaulting to a closed position once sharps volume reaches the fill line
  • In secure areas, including operating rooms and laboratories, where bulky sharps are used or rapid deposition is required, Daniels Access Plus Sharpsmart range and the L64 laparoscopic collector optimise volume, efficiency and safety requirements
Safer when full

When full, the safety tray swings into an upright position to prevent overfilling and risk of sharps injury from protruding sharps. Added safety features of the Sharpsmart collector include:

  • Unique tamper proof locks
  • Side locks which, once engaged, prevent the collector from being re-opened manually
  • Leak proof seals prevent risk of leakage during movement
Comprehensive quality control

Rigorous quality checks are carried out on each Sharpsmart collector before they are returned to service. These include:

  • Washsmart robotic cleaning process tested to prove a 106 log reduction in bacterial load
  • Manual cleanliness checks
  • Manual functionality checks
No risks in transit

We ensure the highest standards of safety and service even after full Sharpsmart collectors have been removed from your premises:

  • Purpose-built bulk delivery carts enable efficient handling of Sharpsmart collectors within your facility
  • Purpose-built bulk transporters transport Sharpsmart collectors from your facility to ensure that they are kept permanently upright and elevated from the ground to avoid damage, contamination and spillage
  • Sharpsmart collectors meet United Nations PG2 certification standards for the transport of dangerous goods

Peerless safety from disposal to transport and treatment

Our collection, transport and treatment system has been designed to eliminate risk during handling and transfer of all waste while ensuring efficient and optimal servicing of all your waste needs.

Container delivery
Secure transportation
Automated treatment
Delivery

Key customers

Healthcare facilities

We are Australia’s leading medical waste management partner for hospitals, clinics and other medical services providers.

Research institutes/laboratories

We offer safe disposal and treatment of any clinical waste produced.

Why choose Cleanaway

Safe, disposable, puncture and tamper resistant containers

Our patented containers ensure secure containment and disposal of all sharps waste.

100% compliant

EPA-compliant service with full EPA documentation provided.

Inhouse experts

You can rely on our professional and proficient staff to advise and assist you on your sharps waste collection, storage and transport.

End-to-end sustainable waste disposal partner

Our services are designed to reduce sharps injuries, waste volumes and environmental impact.

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We are Australia’s leading provider of medical waste services, making a safer, sustainable future possible for the healthcare sector.
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