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Sharps Awareness


This course is designed for those whose working role means that they are at a higher risk of injury from used and discarded needles, syringes or sharps; this includes those who undertake manual handling as part of their working role, as well as staff working for the local authorities.

Course Objectives

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


  • Introduction and explanation
  • Current legislation
  • Identify a sharp and how it can cause injury
  • Risks associated with injury
  • Treatment of injury
  • Reporting injury
  • Understanding of blood borne viruses and tetanus
  • Where sharps are mostly likely to be found
  • Risk assessment


Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work ( 1 Day )

Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (3 day)

Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (2 day)

Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid


Costs: £ 40 + VAT pp
Duration:  1/2 Day
Delivery Method: Assignments

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