WamCal, a Scottish-based waste management training consultancy, was the only company in Scotland to secure a competitive training contract from the NHS to deliver its waste training needs. Initiated by the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency (PASA), this contract was awarded to a total of six training providers across the UK to help with various NHS trusts across the country. The NHS hopes that the training providers will help it to comply with requirements set out in the Department of Healths Technical Document: The Safe Management in Healthcare Wastes (2006) which seeks to ensure that the management of wastes within the healthcare setting is compliant with all relevant environmental, transport and health and safety legislation. Under the three year contract, WamCal will organise a series of training days which will include training NHS staff to segregate waste types effectively under a colour coded scheme. Project manager Alastair Rogers said: We are proud of our recent appointment as official training providers to the largest organisation in Europe. We look forward to empowering NHS staff with the knowledge to deal responsibly and efficiently with waste and are thrilled that, in tandem with our recent accreditation as deliverers of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management/Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Vocationally Related Qualifications, our ability to demystify waste management is now available to a wider audience.