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Needlesticks and Sharps Awareness


This course aims to raise awareness of the risks of needlesticks and sharps injuries and outline how individuals can adopt safe working practices to minimise the risk of injury.

Who needs this qualification?

This course is intended for employees who may be at risk of sustaining a needlestick or sharp injury during their work practices.

Why is this training important?

This course will enable the delegate to work safely and to contribute to improving health and safety in the organisation, through an increased understanding of health and safety rules and working procedures.

Course content

  • Hazards associated with needlesticks and sharps
  • Types of work where exposure can occur
  • Where needles/sharps maybe found
  • Identifying levels of risk

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, learners will:

  • Know the different types of sharps that can cause injury
  • Understand which job roles can be affected by sharps injuries
  • Understand the relevant health and safety legislation
  • Understand the risks, symptoms and routes of infection
  • Know how to treat a needlestick and sharps injury
  • Identify the correct procedures for disposal
Certificated by: Ouch Learning & Development
Duration: Half Day
Assessment: No formal assessment
Prerequisites: None
Validity of award: 3 years
Learner-to-trainer ratio: Maximum 12 learners per trainer
Delivery formats available: Face-to-face / Live online

Available dates

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