Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology


Health & Safety Executive (HSE) - updated Managing infection risks when handling the deceased (July 2018)

The HSE have updated the Managing infection risks when handling the deceased guidance with input from the AAPT and other stakeholders

This publication provides guidance on managing the risks of infection from work activities which involve handling the deceased. It covers the safe handling, storage and examination of bodies and pathological specimens in hospitals, mortuaries and post-mortem rooms. It also provides guidance for those involved in funeral services (including embalmers) and exhumations of human remains.


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