Sharps Awareness

Approved by: IOSH, IIRSM and CPD

£25 + VAT

The Sharps Awareness online course covers the primary and secondary risks from sharps and look at the responsibilities of employers and how they must use risk assessment to ensure workers safety as much as possible.

In this online Sharps Awareness E-Learning course, you will start by looking at some statistics relating to discarded needles, then define ‘sharps’ and look at the different types that can be found in ‘sharps litter’, ranging from needles, syringes and scalpel blades to broken glass, knives, scissors and nails.

Then, the Sharps Awareness  course will take a detailed look at Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV and Tetanus

There’ll be a section on the Chain of Infection, helping you to understand how an infection gets passed on and what steps can be taken to break the chain and stop the process.

The online Sharps Awareness course will look at the probability of picking up an infection from a needlestick injury and the factors that can affect this.

It’s important to always handle discarded sharps safely so the course will take you through the equipment you need, including litter pickers, forceps, disinfectant sprays and gloves, along with the correct techniques you should employ to avoid injury. This subject will be further expanded on by detailing the correct sharps handling procedures, including how to dispose of discarded sharps safely, how to remove disposable gloves to minimise cross-contamination, and correct hand washing procedures.

Finally, the Sharps Awareness online course cover how to report discarded sharps and the correct procedures to follow if you’re unlucky enough to receive a sharps injury.

Sharps Awareness Target Audience

This online Sharps Awareness E-Learning course is aimed at anyone who may come into contact with sharps waste whilst performing their day to day working activities.

Module NumberModule NamePass % Required
1Sharp Safety, the Basics70
2Needlestick Injuries70
3The Chain of Infection70
4Chances of Infection70
6Safe Handling Procedures70

Recommended System Requirements

Recommended System Requirements
• Browser: Up to date web browser
• Video: Up to date video drivers
• Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
• Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)

Duration: 55 minutes

(Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off.
It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions)
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