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Online Learning

myLearning, the unique e-learning platform from Initial Medical, provides interactive, online training covering correct procedures for clinical waste management. This in-depth and interactive platform offers verifiable CPD, providing an efficient way to develop your knowledge of waste legislation and disposal.

Initial also offers a range of Compliance Courses, built externally by the award-winning e-learning provider, Virtual College. All five options are CPD certified and can be worked on at the user’s own pace.

Why use myLearning?

✔ SAVE MONEY: With no classroom to travel to, it’s cost efficient.

✔ FLEXIBILITY: Learn at a time, place and pace to suit you.

✔ UP-TO-DATE: Content is up-to-date and relevant and high quality; it will change as legislation changes too.

✔ EVIDENCE: Certificates can be downloaded as evidence of completion.

✔ TAILORED: With modules available on a range of topics, you can tailor your learning to suit your specific needs.

Online learning bundles

Duty of Care

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

Hazards of Mercury e-Learning 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 e-Learning module:

✔ Legislation for Safer Sharp Devices

✔ Identify what InSafe is

✔ How to use InSafe

✔ Benefits of using InSafe

Sharps Injuries

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

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