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Sharps Regulations 2013

The Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013

In Force from 11 May 2013


The Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013 came into force on 11 May 2013. These regulations are intended to control the risks posed by needles and other 'sharps' in healthcare.


Northern Ireland introduced equivalent regulations on the same date.

The regulations implement a European Directive. They will supplement the existing health and safety legislation that already requires employers across all sectors to take effective action to control the risk from sharps injuries.


Employers and contractors working in the healthcare sector will be required to:

  • Have effective arrangements for the safe use and disposal (including using 'safer sharps' where reasonably practicable, restricting the practice of recapping of needles and placing sharps bins close to the point of use)
  • Provide the necessary information and training to workers
  • Investigate and take action in response to work related sharps injuries

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