Duty of Care & Legislation

When choosing a hygiene Services provider for your business, it is completely understandable to assume that all service providers will have the requisite licences and certification that allows them to manage your waste on your behalf. But, it is best not to make the assumption.

If you produce waste you have a legal Duty of Care. The Duty of Care applies to everyone involved in handling the waste from the person who produces it to the person who finally disposes of it. The Duty of Care is set out in section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and associated regulations. It applies to anyone who is the producer or holder of controlled waste.

Your obligations to dispose of your waste will also depend on the type of waste being disposed of – for individual businesses this can feel like a tremendously onerous responsibility. However, here at Swisher, we are commensurate with and hold all the necessary licences to ensure you meet your legally required Duty of Care when it comes to waste management.