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Online Learning

As a producer of any controlled waste in the UK, it is your legal responsibility under your Duty of Care to ensure the correct and proper management of the waste you generate.

In order to support your waste disposal practices, Initial Medical provide online training material. With informative and accessible learning on clinical waste management and legislation, our resources help ensure you and your employees are fully aware of their responsibilities and that any changes to waste disposal procedures are followed in line with the legislation.

myLearning - CPD certified resources

Initial's unique e-learning platform - myLearning - offers a flexible solution to waste management and infection control training which is accessible 24/7.

With concise and easy-to-follow modules which are CPD (Continuous Professional Development) certified and include interactive videos and mini-quizzes, it enables study at your own pace; at a convenient time and place that suits you. myLearning offers verifiable CPD (with a certificate as proof) in a range of relevant and important subjects, including Duty of Care, Sharps Injuries, and Dental and Clinical Waste Management.

Our learning resources update whenever legislation changes, meaning that you will never be behind on the latest waste disposal legislation, supported further by the guidance of your local Medical consultant.

myLearning key modules

Here is a quick summary of our key modules to start your learning journey.

Duty of Care

Duty of Care myLearning 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

Hazards of Mercury myLearning module:

✔ What is mercury and what are the hazards

✔ Relationship between mercury and dental amalgam

✔ Symptoms of mercury poisoning

✔ How to dispose of mercury

InSafe Safer Sharps

InSafe myLearning module:

✔ Legislation for Safer Sharp Devices

✔ Identify what InSafe is

✔ How to use InSafe

✔ Benefits of using InSafe

Sharps Injuries

Sharps Injuries myLearning 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

Waste Management myLearning 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

Webinars - learning through our experts

In addition to learning at your own pace through our myLearning platform, Initial Medical's online webinar series offers you the opportunity to listen and learn about different key topics of discussion in the healthcare industry.

From the comfort of your clinic, office or home, our key speakers will guide you through contemporary discussions, pragmatic advice on how to resolve key issues with healthcare waste in your facility and solutions to make your practice a safer, cleaner and greener environment.

What you have been missing

Waste management in practice

We reiterated proper waste management practice protocols in dental practices by talking through waste colour coding, proper waste segregation and how to follow best practice.

Infection prevention and control

In light of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, we provided advice to viewers on the actions to be taken in preventing the spread of infection.