Waste Management

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The management of healthcare waste is an essential part of ensuring that health and social care activities do not pose a risk of infection. A wide variety of waste is generated from healthcare activities and employers have a statutory duty of care in relation to the management of that waste. They are also responsible for complying with health and safety and transport legislation.

By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Waste Management

Course Content

  • gain an understanding of effective waste management
  • be aware of relevant legislation
  • be aware of the roles and responsibilities in waste disposal
  • understand the waste management hierarchy
  • understand the different methods of waste treatment
  • be aware of the different types of healthcare waste
  • understand waste segregation and the colour coding system
  • be aware of disposal methods for other types of waste
  • understand the responsibilities of community healthcare workers in relation to waste disposal