NZQA registered unit standard 23336 version 2 Page 1 of 3

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NZQA registered unit standard
23336 version 2
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Title
Demonstrate general knowledge of clinical waste management
Level
3
Purpose
Credits
2
This unit standard is for people working in the waste handling
industry.
People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain
terminology and waste generator responsibilities relating to
clinical waste; and demonstrate general knowledge of
containing and segregating clinical waste.
Classification
Solid Waste > Hazardous and Special Waste Management
Available grade
Achieved
Explanatory notes
1
References relevant to this unit standard include:
NZS 4304:2002 Management of Healthcare Waste available at
http://www.standards.co.nz;
NZS 5433:1999 Transport of Dangerous Goods on Land;
Industry Code of Practice for the Management of Biohazardous Waste (including
Clinical & Related wastes) 2014 Australian and New Zealand Clinical Waste
Management Industry Group available at http://www.wmaa.asn.au (the Code of
Practice).
2
Definitions
Clinical waste refers to hazardous and controlled waste that is recognisable as
coming from a healthcare or similar facility for the care or diagnosis of patients. It
may be contaminated or soiled with potentially infectious animal, human, or waste
products, or may be considered culturally or aesthetically offensive. Such waste may
require pre-treatment before disposal at a landfill.
Company procedures mean the documented methods for performing work activities
and include health and safety, environmental, and quality management requirements.
They may refer to manuals, codes of practice, or policy statements.
Outcomes and evidence requirements
Outcome 1
Explain terminology and waste generator responsibilities relating to clinical waste.
NZ Motor Industry Training Organisation
(Incorporated) (MITO)
SSB Code 101542
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
NZQA registered unit standard
23336 version 2
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Evidence requirements
1.1
Types of clinical and related waste are defined and examples given in
accordance with the Code of Practice.
Range
1.2
Terminology relating to clinical and related waste is defined in accordance with
the Code of Practice.
Range
1.3
hazardous, controlled, clinical, clinical-related, health wastes,
home healthcare waste.
disinfect, sterilise, exposure limits, waste generator, monitoring,
segregation, sharps.
Responsibilities of waste generators are identified and described in accordance
with the Code of Practice.
Outcome 2
Demonstrate general knowledge of containing and segregating clinical waste.
Range
containing – at source or temporary facility before collection by specialist waste
disposal service.
Evidence requirements
2.1
Containers for clinical waste are described in terms of type and colour.
Range
2.2
includes but is not limited to containers for – sharps, cytotoxic
waste.
Labelling requirements for clinical waste are identified in accordance with Table
1, S7.3.1 of the Code of Practice.
Range
infectious, cytotoxic, radioactive, one other.
2.3
Segregation of clinical waste into waste streams is described in accordance
with the Code of Practice.
2.4
Segregation requirements for clinical waste are identified and explained in
accordance with company procedures.
Range
2.5
A clinical waste storage area is described in accordance with company
procedures.
Range
2.6
includes but is not limited to acceptance restrictions applied by –
transporter, treatment facility, or disposal facility.
includes but is not limited to – location, access, security.
Containment methods for clinical waste spills are described in accordance with
company procedures.
NZ Motor Industry Training Organisation
(Incorporated) (MITO)
SSB Code 101542
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
NZQA registered unit standard
Planned review date
23336 version 2
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31 December 2019
Status information and last date for assessment for superseded versions
Process
Version Date
Last Date for Assessment
Registration
1
25 October 2007
31 December 2017
Review
2
16 April 2015
N/A
Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) reference
0114
This CMR can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
Please note
Providers must be granted consent to assess against standards (accredited) by NZQA,
before they can report credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses
of study leading to that assessment.
Industry Training Organisations must be granted consent to assess against standards by
NZQA before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.
Providers and Industry Training Organisations, which have been granted consent and
which are assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that
applies to those standards.
Requirements for consent to assess and an outline of the moderation system that applies
to this standard are outlined in the Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR). The
CMR also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations wishing
to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for tutors
and assessors, and special resource requirements.
Comments on this unit standard
Please contact the NZ Motor Industry Training Organisation (Incorporated) (MITO)
[email protected] if you wish to suggest changes to the content of this unit standard.
NZ Motor Industry Training Organisation
(Incorporated) (MITO)
SSB Code 101542
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
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