The Environmental Protection Act 1990
If you are unsure of your position in relation to the correct disposal of waste or environmental health and safety, then please contact us.
Astral Hygiene provides all its clients with the necessary Duty of Care documentation. This will certify that your waste is being handled, transported and disposed of in the correct manner and in accordance with the law. Waste Notes are a legal requirement, and should be retained for a period of 2 years.
Astral Hygiene is a Registered Waste Carrier with the Environment Agency : Registration Number CBDU116749.
Further information on the Environmental Protection Act is available at the HMSO website
The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
These regulations place a legal requirement on employers to provide appropriate facilities for their employees at the place of work:
Regulation 21 of the Approved Code of Practice, in the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, advises that :
“in the case of water closets used by women, suitable means should be provided for the disposal of sanitary dressings”
This Regulation is further supported by the Water Industries Act 1991, which states that no items should be flushed that could cause a blockage within the sewer or drain.
Notwithstanding the legal requirements, you can help prevent having to meet the high cost of unblocking drains by employing Astral Hygiene, to provide sanitary disposal services to your work place.
The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, state that suitable
“means should be taken to prevent odours from lingering in and from entering into other rooms”
The Airfresh Units supplied by Astral Hygiene can be used in conjunction with our wide range of fragrances to help you meet these requirements.
Air Cleaning Unit
The Prozone available from B Hygienic will help combat any malodour problems, and when used in conjunction with the Airfresh Unit will create a clean and pleasantly fragranced atmosphere.
You have a legal obligation to provide hand cleaning facilities in your washrooms. Regulation 21 of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 states that washing facilities
“… must include soap or other suitable means of cleaning”
Astral Hygiene have a range of Soap Dispensers and a range of hand cleaning products to suit all hand care and cleaning needs.
Water Management Systems
Water By-Law 83 states that every pipe that supplies water to a flushing system or a trough used for flushing a urinal shall be fitted with
- either a flow shut-off device controlled by a time switch and a lockable shut-off valve,
- or some other equally effective automatic device or method for regulating the periods during which the cistern or trough may fill.
By fitting a water management system from B Hygienic up to 80% savings are possible when compared to unmanaged urinals.
Warm Air Hand and Face Dryers
You are required by law to provide hand drying facilities in your washrooms. Regulation 21 of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 states that washing facilities
“must include towels or other suitable means of drying”
Astral Hygiene offer a range of Electric Warm Air Dryers to suit all budgets and match any décor.