Sharps Training

Course Name: Sharps Health & Safety Awareness

This sharps training explores the hazards and health risks associated with sharps and looks at their safe handling and disposal. It also explores the legal requirements and risk controls required to minimise sharp injuries.

The Course Includes:

Comprehensive yet concise explanation

Certificate on completion

Simple login & user access

The latest industry best practice

Learning Outcomes:

Understand what qualifies as sharps or a sharp material

Gain awareness of the roles and responsibilities of employees and employers regarding sharp materials

Gain awareness of the health risks of a sharp injury

Learn the correct procedures for storage, disposal, use and handling of sharps

Identify what to do in the event of a sharp injury

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Sharps Health & Safety Awareness

£25.00 +VAT

Courses Price per Course
1 - 14 £25.00
15 - 24 £22.00
25 - 34 £20.00
35 - 44 £18.00
45 - 59 £15.00
60 - 69 £14.00
70 - 89 £12.00
90 - 99 £10.00
100 - 200 £9.50

About Sharps Training

A sharp is anything that can prick, cut or puncture the skin. This includes tools common in medical professions such as needles, blades, or scalpels, as well as knives, razors and nails.

Sharp injuries put those affected at risk of severe infection and illness. This online course supports employers in meeting their legal duty to provide sufficient training to anyone that may be exposed to this hazard.

Why Is Sharps Training Important?

Sharp injuries are a well-known risk within the healthcare sector. A sharp contaminated with infected blood from a patient can transmit more than 20 severe diseases.

Some 16 billion injections are administrated in and out of hospitals around the globe annually. A large number of these needles aren’t disposed correctly which can cause harm to employees and other patients. Approximately 1.43 cases of Hepatitis C or HIV are transmitted to healthcare workers per year, according to National surveillance data.

This means safe handling and disposal of sharp products is mandatory to minimise injury. It will also reduce the spread of severe disease, and it is a legal requirement.

Course Outline

Single Module

40+ minutes

This course contains the following sections:

  • What are Sharps Injuries?
  • Who’s at Risk?
  • The Risks of Contracting An Infection
  • Duty of Employers
  • Duty of Employees
  • COSHH & Risk Assessment
  • Sharps Disposal Equipment
  • Cleaning Products
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • How to Deal with Sharps You Discover
  • Hand Washing
  • Disposal of Waste that Might Contain Sharps
  • Reporting Sharps Finds
  • First Aid For Sharps Injuries

Why Choose Sharps Training with Human Focus?

Study any time & in bite-size sessions

Less costly than a classroom training method

Discounts on volume purchases

Excellent trainee support

Provides awareness of sharps and how to minimise risk

Reduce workplace injuries and accidents caused by sharp objects and instruments

Improve worker safety through safe handling, storage and disposal of sharp objects

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Sharps Training Certification

Sharps Training Certification

End of Course Assessment

At the end of the course, users must complete an end of course assessment before earning their certification.

The end of course test is:

  • 100% online
  • Multiple choice

A score of 80% is required to pass the test.

Approved Certification

The downloadable printable certificate assured by RoSPA will be issued instantly on course completion.

What does my certificate include?

The sharps training certificate includes Trainee’s name, Company name, Course name, Date of completion, Expiry date and name of the approval body.

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