In conclusion, the Sharpsmart container is a superior product and in addition has significant safety features and I would not have any reservations in recommending the product.
The environmentalists amongst us are also content with the reprocessing aspect of the containers, in preference to disposable systems.
The Daniels team gave us advice and guidance to meet our needs and their installers repositioned our containers on the walls and helped us ensure children could not gain access to sharps.
We have since implemented the System through our entire 2000 bed trust.
The transition to Daniels for full-service biomedical waste disposal was seamless. Reliability of service has improved significantly.
Furthermore, the level of service provided from the research to the follow up stage has been outstanding.
After more than a year of research, trials, and evaluations
We reviewed many factors surrounding the implementation of reusable technology with the primary focus being on safety, environmental impact, and cost. To date, Daniels has exceeded our expectations in all three areas.
The staff all love the ease of use with the containers. The EVS staff love the fact that they are single piece and the lack of an outer cabinet like other systems that needs to be cleaned regularly.
Daniels follow-up and customer support is par excellence. Daniels staff have always provided our safety and infection control staff with great support and advice.
I am pleased to have these as an integral part of the ongoing sharps safety program in South Auckland Health.
As a result of my research, I must say that I am a strong advocate of the Sharpsmart system.
The program has also proven to be cost effective in that no extra costs were incurred due to the installation and utilization of the product.
We have found the service to be very good, with many less missed containers than we had before. Communication with the company representatives is also very good. I have found their response time to inquiries to be excellent.
The units Daniels placed in our facility are safer, cleaner and give the areas where they are placed a "sharp" professional look.
Weekly, when your service staff comes to change and remove containers, they are professional, responsive and give our patients, staff, visitors the care and respect they deserve.
The product was considered much safer from the user perspective.
I have had the opportunity to tour the recycling facility and am satisfied that the sharps are handled appropriately; the recycled boxes provided to us have been in virtually "like new" condition.
The facts from switching over to the Sharpsmart system: in one year’s time, from July of 2006 until July of 2007, we reduced our RMW (regulated medical waste) here at Crittenton by 58% in 12 months. That in turn saved our organization nearly 13K.
The containers arrive in a clean, working condition and the ability to lock them in the closed position is one of my favorite features.
Overall the hospital is extremely happy with Sharpsmart in all of its applications.