The Challenge of Waste Batteries
The Challenge of Waste Batteries
About this training
If batteries, or electricals containing batteries, are not properly separated they can end up being crushed in the waste and recycling process. This increases the chances that they will be punctured and self-combust, setting fire to any surrounding combustible materials.
This short course will combine video and interactive e-learning will help you to develop a greater understanding of the challenges waste batteries pose and what it means for individuals, organisations and the resource and waste management sector.

a) All candidates taking this e-learning course, MUST have an individual email address.
b) If purchasing multiple licences, then please send a note of the candidates’ names and email addresses to

What will I learn on the course?
• What waste batteries are.
• What type of waste batteries are there.
• Why waste batteries are a challenge for the resource and waste management sector.
• Why batteries explode under certain conditions.
• How we can tackle the challenge of waste batteries.

Who is it for?
• CIWM members.
• Operatives, team leaders, supervisors, or managers.
• New entrants/graduates preparing to work in the sector.
What are the entry requirements for this course?
You do not require any prior knowledge of waste and resource management to enrol in this course.

How will I benefit from taking the course?
Once you have completed this training, you will understand the challenge of waste batteries and what it means for individuals, organisations and the resource and waste management sector.
You can continue your professional development by enrolling on one of the following:
• Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
• Fire prevention and mitigation on waste sites

General Information

Certificate: Yes
Duration: 15 minutes
Legislation used: England and Wales
Contributes to CPD: Yes

How will I access the course?
To book this training you must sign in or create an account - please complete this process on the right of this page. Once you have booked you will be emailed with a username, password and a link to access the training.