Clinical Waste - Management & Collection

AIMS, OBJECTIVES and LEARNING OUTCOMES

TARGET AUDIENCE

Those people, in the work, place who are required to arrange, manage and collect clinical waste from businesses and households.

AIMS

  • To provide an understanding of today’s good practice guidance for arranging the collections of clinical waste from businesses and households.
  • To provide knowledge of the actions required to arrange and carryout safe clinical waste collections.
  • To provide an understanding of the hazards and risk’s that may be present when arranging clinical waste collection services.
  • To provide knowledge of the control measures required to manage the risk’s that may be present when completing clinical waste collections.
  • To provide knowledge of the actions required to support the prevention of accidents and avoid the spread of infection when arranging and completing clinical waste collections.

OBJECTIVES

  1. To raise awareness of the legislation that governs the way hazardous waste is managed.
  2. To identify and discuss the potential hazards and risk’s that may be present when arranging clinical waste collections.
  3. To provide an understanding of the employers and employees responsibilities within the Health and Safety at Work Act.
  4. To raise awareness of actions which may constitute a breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act.
  5. To provide knowledge on the contents of and best practices outlined in the following documents;

    • The European waste catalogue
    • HSE- managing offensive/hygiene waste
    • The department of health’s technical memorandum 07-01: safe management of healthcare waste.
    • EA’s Hazardous Waste – technical guidance WM2
    • HSE-carriage of dangerous goods
  1. To provide an understanding of each persons statutory “duty of care” when arranging the collection and removal of hazardous waste.
  2. To provide knowledge of the actions required to control the risk of infection.


LEARNING OUTCOMES

On successful completion of the course, participants will be able to;

  1. Understand the legislative rationale for segregated waste collection operations.
  2. Identify and find the relevant documentation that provides guidance to the waste industry on the management and collection of healthcare wastes.
  3. Understand the relevant hazards and risks that would be present when managing and collecting healthcare wastes.
  4. Understand and recognise the actions that would be required to meet the “Duty of Care” responsibilities of each person involved in arranging the removal of healthcare wastes.
  5. Understand the relationship between and the responsibilities of each person / business when arranging the removal of healthcare wastes, e.g.

    • Waste producer
    • Healthcare worker
    • Waste removal agent
    • Collection agent
    • Disposal company

  6. Recognise the control measures required to deliver safe healthcare waste collection services.
  7. Recognise the resources required to safely collect and transport healthcare wastes.
  8. Implement good health and safety practice within healthcare waste collection operations.
  9. Explain how their individual actions contribute towards the safe operations of a waste collections team
  10. Understand the actions and the maintenance of essential resources required to accomplish necessary standards of hygiene.