Sharps and Needle Awareness


Awareness of sharps and needles is vital for ensuring the safe use, handling, and disposal of these medical instruments. By following correct procedures and promoting awareness in the workplace and the community, we can minimise the risk of injuries, protect public health, and safeguard the environment.

Course Content

  • Introduction to sharps and needles
  • Surrounding Legislation
  • Recognising sharps and how they can potentially cause injury
  • Potential risks
  • How to treat injury
  • Reporting injury
  • Understanding blood-borne virus

Course Benefits

After completion, delegates will demonstrate improved understanding of course content and the importance of maintaining standards like privacy, dignity, and respect.

Who Should Attend

Sharps and Needles training has been customised specifically for individuals whose roles involve potential risks from used and discarded needles and sharps.

Course dates

Please contact the office on 0191 5818400 to discuss availability.

Qualifications you gain

Upon completion, delegates will receive a certificate that will last for 3 years. This course will need to be completed again if delegates wish to renew this qualification.

Course Duration

1/2 Day

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If you would like to enquire about any of our open courses or to discuss bespoke training for your company, please call 0191 5818400 or email