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The aim of this course provide candidates with the knowledge and skills to ensure health and safety regarding the safe use of sharps within a health and social care setting in compliance with relevant legislation, regulations, guidance and good practice. That all staff will be able to identify hazards associated with healthcare practices and take actions to minimise the risks and maximise the safe use of sharps.

Who is Sharps Awareness aimed at?

Anyone working in health or social care

Course Length

1 day

Learning Outcomes

On conclusion of the course, participants will have a greater understanding of safe sharps management and be able to apply core principles within the workplace. They will be able to Identify:-

  • Policy and procedure
  • who is at risk
  • the key diseases associated with needlestick injury
  • How to protect yourself
  • Current Legislation
  • Collection procedures
  • What to do in an emergency
  • Basic H&S (including Risk Assessment)

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