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Operational Update on NOCN Group Qualifications and Services

NOCN Group offers a wide range of services including regulated qualifications, EPA for apprenticeships, Job Cards in construction, Access to HE Diplomas, bespoke accreditation and educational and skills support training.

You will find out more operational detail on the implications of COVID19 for each of these services, including advice for students and centres preparing for external assessments, through the following links:

Please note that NOCN will be following the guidance issued by the ESFA, IfATE, Ofqual, CCEA, QAA and Qualifications Wales, and will update our customers as things change.

If you have any concerns or would like to discuss the impact on your centre, apprentices or learners please contact us on nocn@nocn.org.uk or 0300 999 1177 (Option 1).

Working to support our valued customers

You will be aware of the various Government and World Health Organisation (WHO) announcements and official advice over COVID19.
The situation is unprecedented and has been continually changing. With colleges and schools now closed and the country in effect ‘locked down’, other than essential services, we will endeavour to continue to support you, your apprentices, learners and card applicants through this difficult period.

We support Ofqual’s statement that the most important principle is fairness to all learners and apprentices, not only for those being assessed now, but also for those assessed before COVID-19.

Centre Support

All our staff are working from home, so we are still offering front line support, through telephony, email and web chat as usual.
Certificates for regulated qualifications and cards are being issued to centres in the normal way.
We aim to provide as full a range of our services as possible, where these can be delivered remotely, and we can use remote or recorded assessment methods, whilst maintaining the integrity of the assessment.
All face-to-face appointments for approval visits, External Quality Assurers, and external assessments have been suspended until training centres reopen and normal business resumes.
We are providing digital on-line support, including offering WebEx interviews, developing online invigilated exams in place of physical papers, and digital content support.


Please contact us to discuss how best we can support you on nocn@nocn.org.uk or 0300 999 1177 (Option 1).

Best wishes from all at NOCN to you our valued customers. We hope you all remain safe and well.

Graham Hasting-Evans, Group Managing Director

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Dealing with Routine and Non-routine Waste

Reference
F/506/7667
Level
Level 2
Credit Value
6
Guided Learning Hours
48
 


Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can
1

Know how to handle routine waste.

  • 1.1 - Describe the procedures for preparing self and the work area. 
  • 1.2 - List different types of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • 1.3 - Describe the importance of wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), including why others should see it being worn.
  • 1.4 - Describe the importance of maintaining personal hygiene when handling waste.
  • 1.5 - State organisational requirements for handling and disposing of routine waste.
  • 1.6 - State the correct equipment for handling and disposing of routine waste.
  • 1.7 - State the arrangements for recycling in the work place.
  • 1.8 - Describe the approved methods for transferring waste.
  • 1.9 - Describe the organisational requirements for reporting and handling waste spillages.
2

Know how to handle and label non-routine waste.

  • 2.1 - Explain ways to mark and label non-routine waste. 
  • 2.2 - Explain ways to record the movement of non-routine waste.
  • 2.3 - Explain the importance of marking, labelling and recording waste and its movements correctly.
  • 2.4 - Identify equipment required to dispose of sharps safely.
  • 2.5 - Explain the procedures for disposing of sharps safely.
  • 2.6 - Describe methods for handling and disposing of clinical waste.
  • 2.7 - Describe safe procedures for segregating and sorting waste for recycling.
3

Know how to handle hazardous and suspicious items.

  • 3.1 - State ways to identify suspicious items.
  • 3.2 - Explain the organisational requirements for dealing with suspicious items.
  • 3.3 - State the importance of checking with the appropriate person before removing the unidentified items.
4

Know how to deal with waste containers.

  • 4.1 - State location of waste holding areas. 
  • 4.2 - Describe procedures for transferring waste.
  • 4.3 - Describe organisational requirements for dealing with waste containers that are damaged.
  • 4.4 - State the standards of cleanliness required for holding areas, empty holding and collection bins.
  • 4.5 - Describe why the location and cleaning of waste areas is important in preventing and controlling pests.
  • 4.6 - Describe the organisational requirements for dealing with sanitation bins.
  • 4.7 - Describe the methods used to ensure safe carriage of collected waste to the holding areas.
  • 4.8 - Describe the importance of repackaging waste containers that have dangerous residue on the outside.
  • 4.9 - Describe the organisational requirements for reporting and handling waste spillages.
5

Be able to handle routine waste safely.

  • 5.1 - Prepare yourself and the work area to do the task efficiently, correctly and safely.
  • 5.2 - Select and wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for the task.
  • 5.3 - Identify the location of the waste holding areas.
  • 5.4 - Identify different categories of waste and deal with them appropriately.
  • 5.5 - Check that waste bags or receptacles are secure before handling.
  • 5.6 - Ensure that waste bags and receptacles are not damaged during handling.
  • 5.7 - Ensure the safety of self and others when handling waste bags and receptacles.
  • 5.8 - Check that waste bags and receptacles are not damaged once they have been moved.
  • 5.9 - Take appropriate action if a waste bag or receptacle has been damaged.
  • 5.10 - Apply organisational requirements on the safe removal of waste spillages.
6

Be able to handle and label non-routine waste safely.

  • 6.1 - Prepare yourself and the work area to do the task efficiently, correctly and safely. 
  • 6.2 - Select and wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for the task.
  • 6.3 - Identify the location of the waste holding areas.
  • 6.4 - Check that storage containers are securely sealed before handling.
  • 6.5 - Check that seals on storage containers are unbroken after moving.
  • 6.6 - Identify waste to be collected and transferred to a collection point.
  • 6.7 - Follow correct handling procedures for moving non-routine waste.
  • 6.8 - Identify the waste material for collection.
  • 6.9 - Segregate or sort the waste material before disposal to collection points.
  • 6.10 - Mark the origin of waste clearly.
  • 6.11 - Label and record movement of waste.
  • 6.12 - Ensure the safety of self and others when handling non-routine waste.
  • 6.13 - Use the handles provided to move rigid containers.
  • 6.14 - Identify sharps that require special handling.
  • 6.15 - Use the pick-up kit or specific box for the disposal of sharps. 
  • 6.16 - Check with the appropriate person before moving unidentified items.
7

Be able to deal with waste containers.

  • 7.1 - Follow organisational requirements to cut down the risk of contaminating surrounding areas. 
  • 7.2 - Follow organisational requirements for reporting signs of pest infection.
  • 7.3 - Clean waste containers.
  • 7.4 - Replace waste containers or bin liners.
  • 7.5 - Report any faulty or damaged equipment.
  • 7.6 - Secure cleaning equipment, machinery and waste containers to the correct storage area.
  • 7.7 - Follow organisational requirements for the removal, cleaning and disposal of used personal protective equipment.
Assessment guidance and/or requirements
This unit may be assessed in a training environment or a simulated work environment.

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