Waste handling in nursing homes

Large amounts of hazardous waste and contaminated waste are handled at modern nursing homes, and so hygiene and staff safety are important. This is why it is important to find sustainable waste solutions which do not require waste to be physically touched. This is achieved with the Envac vacuum system.

Handling waste at nursing homes is heavy, demanding work which is subject to detailed safety regulations. At most nursing homes, single-use items are transported manually through the departments. Besides posing health risks for patients and staff, manually handling this waste also ties up major resources.

Refuse rooms at nursing homes are hygiene risk zones which require thorough care and maintenance. They also take up valuable space which could be used for other things.

But these problems simply disappear with the Envac vacuum system for waste handling. Waste is transported in a separate, closed pipe system from every department/floor to a terminal which is located on the periphery of the nursing home site. The inlets are positioned optimally on the floors so as to keep manual handling to a minimum. This results in a quiet, hygienic, environmentally friendly environment for staff and patients.

Added value

The Envac vacuum system for waste handling is a long-term investment offering both financial and environmental advantages. It simplifies logistics and keeps running costs low. We remove handling from the departments while at the same time creating added value:

Better environment for staff and patients

Using a vacuum system for waste handling improves the environment at the nursing home for care staff, cleaning staff and patients. Cleaning staff have less to lift and drag, and there is no risk of them spreading infection or cutting themselves as there is almost no physical contact with the waste.

Full availability and stability

The Envac system is always available ‒ 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The risk of downtime is minimal.

Lower operation and maintenance costs

The cost of the investment is compensated for thanks to considerably lower operation and maintenance costs.

Moreover, installing the Envac vacuum system frees up space that you could be using for other things.

Examples of Envac installations in this environment