The ‘Plain Guard’ is a safety device, incorporating a needle remover notch.
The 125mm Plain Guard is coupled with a Locking Ring (colour white). To fit the Plain Guard to the lid of the sharps container, firstly unscrew the Locking Ring from the Plain Guard. Next, insert the Plain Guard into the 125mm circular opening in the lid of the sharps container. Lastly, screw the Locking Ring onto the thread of the Plain Guard. The Plain Guard is now securely attached to the lid of the sharps container. The lid can now be click-fitted to the base of the sharps container; making the sharps container ready to use.
The Plain Guard opening is 90mm in diameter. This wider opening makes easy the disposal of bulkier waste items; such as glass pipettes. The 125mm Plain Guard is designed for use with the VC24LR sharps container (24 litre round). The Plain Guard / Final Closure system was designed by the IDC development team in conjunction with health care professionals.