Changes to rules on hazardous waste

April 21, 2016   //   No Comments

As part of its review into reducing the burden on businesses, the government has cut some red tape with effect from 1st April 2016. This means that producers of hazardous waste in England will no longer need to notify their premises with the Environment Agency. Currently, those who produce or store more than 500kg of hazardous waste have to notify their premises.

The paperwork is also being changed in that the first six characters of your consignment note code (currently the premises registration number), will be replaced with the first six letters or numbers (not symbols) of the business name.

SAIF Business Centre has been advised by our Health & Safety consultant that transporting clinical waste from one office to another is not acceptable.  If you are stopped for any reason and clinical waste is found in your vehicle, you would be in breach of the carriage of dangerous goods regulations and subject to possible court action.  Each funeral home must use an authorised waste collection company to remove clinical waste.

Read more on the HSE website.