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Occupational Sharps Awareness


Course Details

This Occupational Sharps Awareness course has been designed to improve the workplace culture for managing occupational sharps.  It is aimed at all employees who may come into contact with sharps and understand the need to be aware of the importance of sound risk assessments when dealing with potential sharps injuries. The course also looks at blood borne viruses and first aid treatment in connection with occupational sharps injuries

Benefits to you

On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate what a sharps injury is
  • Understand the dangers of an occupational sharps injury
  • Understand the legislation involved
  • Contribute to risk assessment programmes at their workplace regarding sharps
  • Understand the correct disposal methods
  • Understand how to deal with First Aid if accidents occur

Course Contents

  • What is a sharps injury
  • Legislation
  • Risk Assessment
  • Blood borne diseases
  • Reporting and disposal
  • First Aid

Who should attend?

All members of staff that may come into contact with Sharps during the day to day role and employment

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Course Notes
  • Refreshments