Health & Safety Courses

The Needles and Sharps Awareness training course raises awareness of the dangers associated with sharp objects and handling them incorrectly. The course also covers the health risks, safe handling and disposal of sharp objects.

How long is the Sharps course?
3 hours

Who should attend the Sharps course?
Sharps training is imperative for anyone who works with sharp objects in their occupation. The course is ideal for doctors, hospital workers, those who perform police searches and customs workers.

It is also advised that managers and supervisors of those who handle sharp objects should attend. The course will give them a better understanding of the risks their workers face. This will make it easier for them to talk over control measures with their staff.

When does my Sharps certificate expire?
Three years

Entry Requirements

Anyone can attend the course if they feel that the course is relevant to their job role.

Course Objectives

This course can be designed to address specific aspects of your job role, but those who attend the course will have improved knowledge of prevention, safe handling and disposal, and relevant legislation.

Course Content

The training can be designed to suit the client’s needs. It is a good way of teaching a particular group about situations relevant to them. The course can also go over the risks that the workers will encounter.

The course will cover the following subjects:

  • Legislation surrounding Sharps Awareness
  • Contactable diseases and illnesses from sharp object injuries
  • Preventing injury
  • PPE and equipment available
  • Risk management

What is Required to Pass the Sharps Awareness Course?

Delegates will also have to complete a short written assessment at the end of the course.

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