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myLearning - Interactive online training covering correct procedures for managing clinical waste


myLearning is Initial's unique CPD-certified e-learning platform, providing you and your staff a means to continue your education and develop your knowledge. Our interactive online learning provides in-depth training on the correct procedures for managing clinical waste and how to comply with relevant legislation.

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Each e-learning module is concise and easy to follow and includes interactive videos, mini quizzes and useful facts to help you understand and remember the information.The modules can be studied at your own pace, but should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.

Why use myLearning?

  • Save money - our online training courses are extremely cost-efficient with classroom and instructor costs continuing to increase, plus travel, refreshment and staff cover all required, e-learning makes obvious sense at a fraction of the cost.
  • Flexibility - learning can be done at a time, place and pace that suits you. Downtime at work, organised 'learning periods' or working at home, there are many possibilities as our courses are available 24/7. Learners are not pressured to 'keep up' or conversely feel that they are waiting for the 'stragglers' as they can dictate the pace.
  • Evidence - downloadable certificates provide evidence of learning and assessment success.
  • Up-to-date - training course materials are detailed, accurate and relevant. All our e-learning training courses are always up-to-date: as legislation changes so do the relevant references within the training course. You don't need to do anything as the amendments are applied automatically.

Online Learning Bundles

Our online learning modules cover a range of topics and are available as part of a tailored package to suit your specific business. We cover a number of clinical waste management topics as well as safer sharps best practices including the following:

Duty of Care e-Learning module:

  • "Duty of Care" according to Section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990
  • What is meant by “Controlled Waste”
  • Requirements for complying
  • Consequences for non-compliance

Hazards of Mercury e-Learning module:

  • What is mercury?
  • Relationship between mercury and dental amalgam
  • Hazards of mercury and dental amalgam
  • Symptoms of mercury poisoning
  • How to dispose of mercury

InSafe e-Learning module:

  • Legislation for Safer Sharp Devices
  • Identify what InSafe is
  • How to use InSafe
  • Benefits of using InSafe

Sharps Injuries e-Learning module:

  • Recognising a sharps injury
  • Health & Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Legislation
  • Infection risks from sharps injuries
  • Requirements for complying
  • What to do if a sharp injury occurs

Waste Management e-Learning module:

  • Waste Management definition
  • Waste types
  • Which type and colour container to use for each type of waste
  • Which method of disposal is needed for each type of waste


We also offer a range of externally built Compliance Courses by Virtual College, an award winning e-learning provider.The courses vary in length from 1-5 hours but can all be paused and picked up at a more suitable time, allowing you to work at your own pace. The 5 courses are all CPD certified and on average can contribute 3-4 hours each towards your CPD points. To learn more about the individual courses we offer, view our brochure below.

If you are interested in gaining access to any of our compliance courses, please register your interest Here

To find out more about our online training please contact us.

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