Posted on 10-April-2023   by Pete Williamson

How to use the temporary and permanent closure on SHARPSGUARD® containers [Video]

Original published on 9-June-2013. Updated 10 April 2023.

Temporary and Permanent Closure of SHARPSGUARD

For any procedure involving Sharps you will be using the appropriately required personal protection equipment like goggles, gloves and apron – so try to think of the temporary and permanent closures of the Sharps containers as part of your PPE.

Here are some things to remember:

  1. When moving a container for any reason, ensure that you engage the temporary closure
  2. When you leave a container unattended or it isn’t in use, use the temporary closure.
  3. When the contents of the container reach the fill line – or the container needs disposing of in accordance with your Trust’s guidelines – then slide the door tightly across until you hear a positive “click”.
  4. This means that the container is in its final locked position and ready to be disposed of, with the contents safely sealed inside.
  5. Remember to complete the label to provide the date when the container has been closed permanently and who has closed the container.

We have these two short videos to help demonstrate this easily for you below.

Video 1: Temporary and Permanent Closure for round containers


Video 2: Temporary and Permanent Closure for our smaller 1L containers


If you have any questions relating to the temporary or permanent closures of your SHARPSGUARD® container, or if you’d like more information, please give our Customer Support team a call on 01865 371 841 or contact your area manager.


Clinical Adviser & Sales Support Manager for the UK & Europe. Pete specialises in product training and use. His years of clinical experience gives the sales team deep knowledge of our customers role as well as offering valuable insight to our product development team.