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Sharps Awareness

The sharps awareness training course raises awareness of the dangers associated with sharp objects and handling them incorrectly. The course also covers the health risks, safe handling and disposal of sharp objects. The course will give delegates a better understanding of the risks their workers face. This will make it easier for them to talk over control measures with their staff.

Sharps training is imperative for anyone who works with sharp objects in their occupation. The course is ideal for doctors, hospital workers, those who perform police searches and customs workers. It is also advised that managers and supervisors of those who handle sharp objects should attend.

Accreditation – Akan Technical Training

Duration – 1/2 day

Validation – there is no expiry on the sharps certificate, however it is highly recommended you take a refresher every 2-3 years to keep up to date with any legislative and procedural changes.

Entry requirements – no formal entry requirements.

Additional Information –

By the end of the course, delegates will:

– have a better understanding of current legislation surrounding sharps awareness

– be knowledgeable of contactable diseases and illnesses from sharp object injuries

– have an understanding of how to prevent injury

– know what the relevant PPE is & equipment that available

Further development / qualifications – other health and safety courses that will be relevant to your sector, please speak to a member of the Akan team who will be more than happy to help you out.