A proper knowledge of, and adherence to, safe disposal procedures is an essential element of the professional competence of every laboratory worker, and person producing hazardous waste.
Although the approach is fundamentally similar throughout the country there are local variations. Whilst each University Department is expected to familiarise its staff with the procedures here at Kingston, it is also expected that new staff will not simply assume that the procedures from their previous workplace are appropriate.
Responsibilities and Arrangements
In all cases Departments are responsible for the safety of the waste that they generate. Please contact Health and Safety or the Head Technician in your faculty for guidance.
In some cases disposal arrangements are centrally organised, i.e. Clinical Waste (KUSCO), Asbestos (Property Management), Fluorescent Lights (KUSCO), Electric Equipment (KUSCO), Computers (ICT).
All our Campuses are registered with the Environment Agency. Please contact us if you require registration numbers.
TARGET: The University has formal procedures for WEEE and wider hazardous waste collections.
TARGET: The University has a formal procedure in place for control of trade effluent.