Needles & Sharps Awareness Training

Needles And Sharps Awareness Training Course Background:

This course is designed to raise awareness of the risks of needle stick and sharps injuries and outline how individuals who work in situations where they may be exposed to risk, can adopt safe working practices to minimise the risk of injury.

All our courses can be specifically tailored to the requirements of each organisation

It is a half day program (2.5 hours) and utilises a blended learning approach which maximises information retention. It consists of lecture notes, case studies, informal assessment and video presentations.

Duration: 2½ Hours

Who needs Needles And Sharps Awareness Training ?

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

Learning Outcomes:

This course will principally enable the participant to work safely. Additionally, by gaining an increased understanding of health and safety rules and procedures, the participant will contribute to improving health and safety in your organisation.

Outline of Programme:

Course Content:

  • Definition of sharps, needle stick injuries and clinical waste
  • Understanding the risks from sharps and clinical waste
  • The associated health risks and how to avoid contamination.
  • General Measures to prevent sharps and needle stick injuries
  • Emergency procedures for sharps and needle stick injuries.


  • A maximum of 10/12 per course.

Each participant will receive a POBS Certificate of completion awarded on successful completion of course.

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Needles And Sharps Awareness Training