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Hospital Waste Management (one day) Short Course - Contact Tuition



Waste generated by health care activities includes a broad range of materials, from used needles and syringes to soiled dressings, body parts, diagnostic samples, blood, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and radioactive materials. Poor management of health care waste potentially exposes health care workers, waste handlers, patients and the community at large to infection, toxic effects and injuries, and risks polluting the environment. It is essential that all medical waste materials are segregated at the point of generation, appropriately treated and disposed of safely. South Africa’s waste industry is experiencing a lot of changes making it even more important for waste management professionals to be equipped with the necessary skills and tool. This course will address all aspects of waste management.

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Who Should Enrol

Facility managers, TB/infection control program managers, occupational health officers, architects, engineers, medical staff (screening staff), environmental health inspectors, occupational health inspectors, building inspectors, infrastructure managers, electricians and other interested staff

Course Design

The course will be offered through a combination of self-study and a 1-day interactive workshop facilitated by leading experts in the fields.

Course Content

  • Definition
  • Legal aspects and regulations
  • Classification of waste (WHO)
  • Sources of waste
  • Types of waste
  • Solutions to waste managements
  • Challenges of waste management
  • Principles of waste management


Participants are assessed through means of a multiple-choice questionnaire.


Accreditation to the applicable registration body


After successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion by the Foundation for Professional Development.


R 999.00 (incl. VAT) The Course fee excludes all participating travel and accommodation costs.