Sharps & Needles

What topics are covered by the course?

This training course is designed to raise awareness of the risks associated with discarded needles and syringes. This is ideal for those that are likely to come into contact with used sharps in their everyday working role, such as those who work in the housing, social work and care sectors but also those who work in waste collection and disposal, maintenance, construction, refurbishment, house clearance and street cleaning.
We have developed a series of training modules designed to ensure you can chose the training most appropriate for your requirements. If you are unsure as to which training courses would be of benefit to you, please call us to discuss your specific needs.

Who should attend?

This is ideal for those that are likely to come into contact with used sharps in their everyday working role, such as those who work in the housing, social work and care sectors but also those who work in waste collection and disposal, maintenance, construction, refurbishment, house clearance and street cleaning.

What will I be able to do on completion?

The course covers the essential aspects of sharps and needle stick awareness, including:
Infection and the risks of disease
Awareness and avoidance of risks
The type and extent of the problem
Basic first aid for sharps injuries
Post-exposure medical treatment
How to handle sharps safely
Safe removal and disposal of sharps

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is an ongoing process throughout the course.

Hundreds of Sharps & Needles courses and venues available across the UK.

Guide Price: Available on request, please contact us for a free no obligation quote.

Delivery: Classroom
Category: Applied Health and Safety »
Duration: 1 Day
Qualification: In house qualification

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