SMTL undertakes testing of sharps containers to BS 7320 and the international standard which replaces it, BS EN ISO 23907:2012 (Sharps injury protection - Requirements and test methods - Sharps containers).
The testing undertaken by SMTL includes all of the standard requirements as follows:
- Container stability
- Strength of handle
- Resistance to penetration (needle penetration testing of the container sidewalls)
- Resistance to damage and leakage after dropping
- Labelling and marking
If you wish to commission sharps bin testing, then contact the SMTL:
Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory, Princess of Wales Hospital, Coity Road, Bridgend, UK, CF31 1RQ.
Tel: +44 (0) 1656 752820