Discarded needles and other drugs equipment can sometimes be found in public areas around our towns and cities.

Extern’s Drugs Outreach Manager Iain Cameron shows how he and his team would approach a typical scenario they might encounter in their day to day work. 

Disclaimer: Extern will not be held liable for any injury or harm which results from replicating the actions portrayed in this video. This video illustrates a staged scenario of a qualified professional showing how the recovery of used needles and drug paraphernalia should be done.

It is intended for information only, to display best practice in this situation, and does not constitute formal training or guidance of any kind. Anyone who encounters any such material should treat it with extreme caution and such material should only be removed by trained staff/individuals.