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The number of professionals who have received sharps injuries has doubled in the last 10 years. They are not confined to hospitals and can be found anywhere from void properties to public spaces.

Organisations and individuals need to ensure that they are aware of the dangers and know how to keep themselves safe.

This course will highlight the risks associated with sharps, the safe disposal of sharps and how to reduce the risk of injury.

This course is for anyone who has or may have contact with sharps as part of their job role.

Course content

Modules you will cover in this Needles and Sharps online training:

  1. Module 1 - Health and safety responsibilities - In this module you will look at health and safety at work, legislation, COSHH, the risk control hierarchy, RIDDOR, and how employees meet legislative requirements.
  2. Module 2 - Sharps uses, risks and safe disposal - In this module you will look at what are sharps, the use of sharps, the hazards and risks, who is at risk, reducing risk and disposing of sharps.
  3. Module 3 - Sharps injuries - In this module you will look at sharps injuries and what to do in the event of an injury, post exposure prophylaxis (PEP), 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?

Everyone can benefit from having a better understanding of learning disabilities, not just in the workplace but in wider society.  By completing this course many preconceived ideas about learning disabilities may be challenged and you will have a increased understanding of the challenges people face, but also the capabilities of people with learning disabilities.

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.  

Remember, if you need to purchase multiple courses you may be eligible for a discount. Contact us to see how we can help you.


  • Fully online course with assessment at the end of each module

  • CPD certified by the CPD certification Service

  • CPD certificate available to download upon completion

  • Audio option (read aloud)

  • Optional learner file resource

  • Approximate 2 hour duration

Optional Formal Accreditation

Most of our courses have the option for formal accreditation through Open College Network West Midlands.

What does this mean?

Whilst all of our courses are CPD certified as standard, formal accreditation is done through a National Awarding Body.

What level are the courses?

The majority of our courses are all at a level 2.

How many credits does this course quality for?

This course is a single credit value.

Do I need to do any extra work?

You will be required to compete a learner file which is available once logged in. This is an enabled PDF so you can type your answer in. You will upload this in your learning area along with your learner registration form. We will then mark your learner file and provide feedback. 

Once this is complete we will put a request in to Open College Network West Midlands for your formal certificate.

How do I get my formal certificate?

This will be posted out to you once we receive it from the awarding body. It is sent recorded delivery.