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Introduction to Healthcare Waste Management Course

Introduction to Healthcare Waste Management

£35 per user (Excluding VAT)



Rio Learn’s RCN (Royal College of Nursing) Accredited Introduction to Healthcare Waste Management training course is built for medical practitioners and care staff to refresh or improve upon their knowledge of Healthcare Waste Disposal. 

The management of healthcare waste is essential to ensure that health and social care activities don’t pose a risk of infection. It runs through how you should handle, segregate and store different health care waste types, and teaches healthcare waste disposal best practices.




Introduction to Healthcare Management Course Overview

Learning Outcomes 

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
  • Understand what constitutes healthcare waste
  • Understand how healthcare waste should be handled, stored, moved and managed.
  • Understand why the safe, responsible and legal management of healthcare waste is so important
  • Understand the basics of ‘sustainable waste management’, and why it should be considered when managing any waste
  • Understand why segregation of different healthcare wastes is important for proper treatment/disposal
  • Utilise the colour code system to correctly separate healthcare waste

What's included:

  • All online learning materials
  • IEMA Certificate of completion


No assessments are taken with this course.

Course length

This course takes approximately 40 minutes to complete.

Is this an online or on-site course?

This course is available online only, through our Rio Engage platform.


*If you are new to Rio, you will be directed to our Rio platform where you will need to complete one form to register before purchasing the course. If you are already an Engage user, you will be directed straight to the shopping cart. For all other users, please contact your System Administrator.


The Royal College of Nursing Accredited Training Courses

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is the world’s largest nursing union and professional body for nursing and midwifery students, and those working as a nurse, midwife or nursing support worker. They are seen as a leading institution for continued personal development within healthcare, and their accredited courses are widely recognised.

For this Introduction to Healthcare Waste Management training course, Rio Learn acts as an RCN training hub, providing the support of a course tutor alongside other learners on the course.

It offers the basics of healthcare waste management over a 40 minute session, providing you with the understanding to begin labelling and disposing of healthcare waste effectively. We recommend once you have completed this course, that you proceed onto our Best Practice Management of Healthcare Waste eLearning Course, which will provide further information that is more specific to job roles like hospital worker, pharmacist, dentist, and veterinarian. 

Explore our other Healthcare Waste Courses.


Are there any entry requirements to this course?

There are no entry requirements for this course, it is a quick and affordable way to train staff with no prior training.

Can this course be given to a group in the workplace?

These courses are purchased individually or in bulk, and completed individually through the Rio Engage platform. If you purchase in bulk, you may be entitled to a discount.

What do I need to access and complete this course

All you need to complete this course is to access the Rio Engage platform. We will send through individual sign-in details once you have purchased your course.

Are there any further course materials I or my team need?

All materials for this course will be available on the Rio Engage platform.

Can I track the progress of my teams taking part in the course online?

If you are a manager, we can provide you with a system administrator login, allowing you to track the progress of your team.

What are the benefits of having a workforce trained in this course?

The management of healthcare waste is essential to ensure that health and social care activities don’t pose a risk of infection. This RCN-accredited module is a great introduction for anyone with healthcare waste responsibilities. It helps learners clearly understand how they should be handling, segregating, and storing different healthcare wastes.

Are training centres available for me to send employees to?

Our courses are completed purely through the Rio Engage platform. This means you will not have to send your team to a training centre, they can complete the course in their own time.

Are there any bulk discounts available on courses?

Bulk discounts are available, please contact us if you would like to purchase this course in bulk.

Can I buy this course for individual use?

You do not need to be in the healthcare sector to purchase this course, anyone can buy this course at any given time. This course is accredited with CPD UK for continuing professional development.

Can I access the courses at any time?

Through the Rio Engage platform you can access this course 24/7.


Working with Rio

Rio understands the need for sustainability and the proper disposal of waste, whether it be medical or otherwise. That’s why we offer a fantastic range of resource awareness and waste disposal courses through Rio Learn, with the aim to expand your potential and the potential of your business.

If you are interested in helping your business take positive steps towards sustainability and net zero, consider utilising the Rio ESG software platform, which will help you analyse and report on your ESG policies. Rio also offers a consultancy service, which is available to help you understand the ESG platform, ESG as a whole, and can help you create actionable targets to push your business towards sustainability.

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