The number of professionals who have received sharps injuries has doubled in the last 10 years. Needles and sharps can be found anywhere. Sharps-related injuries carry the risk of serious blood borne infection. Organisations and individuals need to know how to keep themselves safe.
Protect yourself and your workforce against needle and sharp related injuries. Know what to do if you get a sharps injury and learn how and where to dispose of them safely.
Modules you will cover in this Needles and Sharps online training:
- Health and safety responsibilities - In this Needles and Sharps Training module you will look at health and safety at work, legislation, COSHH, the risk control hierarchy, RIDDOR, and how employees meet legislative requirements.
- Sharps users, risks and safe disposal - In this Needles and Sharps Training module you will look at what sharps are and their uses, hazards and risks including risk reduction, and disposing of sharps safely.
- Sharps injuries - In this Needles and Sharps Training module you will look at what is a sharps injury, post exposure prophylaxis (PEP), arrangements in the event of injury, immunisation and health surveillance.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
All of our courses are certified. This is done by the CPD certification Service. They have been inspected by an independent assessor and meet national standards.
Is this course right for me?
Needles and sharps are not confined to hospitals. They can be found in void properties, public spaces in people’s homes. If you work in sectors such as healthcare, cleaning, maintenance, housing, prisons, or services that provide home visiting then this course is for you.
The course will also give managers a better understanding of the risks their workers face, which will make it easier for them to talk over control measures with their staff.
On completion of this course you will be able to print your CPD certified certificate. This can be used as evidence for compliance, audit or CPD hours.