Best Practice Management of Healthcare Waste
£99.00 excl VAT

This course is based on guidance developed by the Department of Health on the 'Safe Management of Healthcare Waste'. 

This course will help you gain a comprehensive understanding of sustainable healthcare waste management and how to ensure your healthcare waste is managed in a legally compliant manner and in line with best practice.  

This course counts towards 4 hours CPD.


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Best Practice - Healthcare Waste


Who has this module been designed for?

This course is aimed at anyone who is involved in the management of healthcare waste, including those working in hospitals, surgeries, dental practices, pharmacies, residential homes and veterinary practices.


What you will learn

Module 1: Introduction to Waste and Healthcare Waste

This Module provides an introduction to the different types of healthcare waste and how to correctly classify them. This is important because different healthcare wastes have specific legal requirements associated with their handling, storage, treatment and disposal.

Module 2: Introduction to Best Practice Waste Management of Healthcare Waste

Module 2 provides an introduction to sustainable waste management and available best practice. 

  • Part 1 of this module looks at best practice waste management including the drivers and benefits of sustainable waste management. It introduces the Waste Hierarchy as a best practice foundation.
  • Part 2 focuses on the importance of waste segregation, including a review of the colour-coded system and how you can use this to manage your healthcare waste.

Module 3: Healthcare Waste and Legislation

This Module covers the legislation that exists for the management of waste and what you must do to ensure you comply with it. The module is split into 4 parts:

  • Part 1 provides an overview of what legislation exists, why it exists, who it applies to, and the concept of Duty of Care.
  • Part 2 covers more complex waste regulation and legislation: how and why it’s relevant when handling, managing and disposing of healthcare waste.
  • Part 3 covers the legal requirements relating to segregating waste, storing waste, storage containers and labelling waste, as well as an introduction to the European Waste Catalogue.
  • Part 4 covers key legal documents for managing waste, why these documents are important and how these documents are used to track waste movements and authorise specific waste management activities.