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Environment Agency Permitting
December 2016 – “Eurotec Environmental receives it’s Permit to Operate from the Environment Agency ( EA ) for the Barts Health NHS Trust at their Whipps Cross Hospital site”
Our sites are thoroughly

Regulated and Inspected

The UK Environment Agency ( EA ) does not issue “blanket” permits, licenses or nationwide accreditation for any individual waste treatment process including our Sterilwave process, no matter how many have been successfully installed in the UK. As such, each and every time our clients instruct us to implement one of our Sterilwave clinical waste treatment facilities on their Hospital site then it must be individually approved by the EA as if it were the first installation. This provides our clients with significant peace of mind as this means that we can not fully operate at a site until the EA have fully inspected and approved our site, our technology and our processes.
We conduct regular

Machine Maintenance

Each specific peice of process machinery will be tested in terms of mechanical, electrical and sterilisation criteria in terms of biological testing by an independent laboratory advised by the EA for that specific site.
All of the associated systems that make up the proposed ‘Operating Site’ including waste reception and storage area, HSE/EMS, emissions to atmosphere and transport movement are also confirmed adequate at this time of commissioning and testing. Only then will any issued Permit become valid.
As a French manufactured technology the Sterilwave unit has passed all of it’s independent sterilisation testing in Paris under the control of the French Institute de Paris.

We ensure

Regulated Machinery

The French Institute de Paris is an EU and UK recognised certification and this testing will be duplicated on each and every site where we and our NHS and Waste FM clients wish to place a new Sterilwave Plant as part of obtaining a Permit. In the EU ( although not in the UK ) such certification is accepted as approval to install and operate the plant. However, the UK compliance regulations are much more stringent and whilst they accept the EU sterilisation and biological testing protocol that was used to certify our process, they still insist on re-testing to this level for every new permit applied for.
The Environment Agency are extremely supportive of the Sterilwave technology and our process and we have, of course, followed their guidance completely.

We ensure

Regulated Machinery

The French Institute de Paris is an EU and UK recognised certification and this testing will be duplicated on each and every site where we and our NHS and Waste FM clients wish to place a new Sterilwave Plant as part of obtaining a Permit. In the EU ( although not in the UK ) such certification is accepted as approval to install and operate the plant. However, the UK compliance regulations are much more stringent and whilst they accept the EU sterilisation and biological testing protocol that was used to certify our process, they still insist on re-testing to this level for every new permit applied for.
The Environment Agency are extremely supportive of the Sterilwave technology and our process and we have, of course, followed their guidance completely.