Project Description

Sharps Awareness online training

online training
Sharps awareness online training

£18pp + VAT

CPD certified

£45pp + VAT

Formal accreditation

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Drug users and those with medical conditions may also use sharps in their homes. In addition, sharps can be found in public areas, the risks are all around us. If you have staff visiting customers in their homes or out in public spaces, such as parks, you have a duty of care to ensure their safety.

This course is for staff who may come in to contact with sharps as part of their job role, to ensure that they are aware of the dangers and how to protect themselves and others.

Lessons:

1. Health and safety responsibilities

2. Sharps users, risks and safe disposal

3. Sharps injuries.

This sharps awareness online training course focuses on:

  • The different types of sharps and what they are used for
  • Sharps injuries and how to treat them safely
  • How to dispose of sharps
  • The risks associated with the use of sharps including blood-borne viruses
  • Legislation in relation to sharps and their safe use and disposal.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

All of our courses are certified by the CPD Certification Service. They have been scrutinised by an independent assessor, ensuring they meet national standards.

Sample screenshots of our sharps awareness online training course

Learning outcomes

Course code: TBC
Level: 2
Credits: 1

  1. Understand health and safety responsibilities in the workplace in relation to sharps.
  2. Understand the different uses of sharps, risks associated with sharps and safe disposal.
  3. Understand what to do in the event of a sharps injury.

Learning options and costs

CPD Certified

£18pp + VAT (£21.60)
  • Duration/access to course materials: 12 months unlimited access
  • Place of study: Online
  • Support: Course trainer available to answer queries by email or our social media channels
  • Average time to complete: 2 hours
  • Assessment: Mini assessments at the end of each lesson, pass rate of 75% required
  • Certificate: Self print CPD certified certificate
  • Recognition: CPD certified by the CPD certification service
  • Payment: Pay online

Formal accreditation

£45pp + VAT (£54)
  • Duration/access to course materials: 12 months unlimited access
  • Place of study: Online
  • Support: Course trainer available to answer queries by email or our social media channels
  • Average time to complete: 4 hours
  • Assessment: Mini assessments at the end of each lesson, pass rate of 75% required. In addition learners must submit their learner file to their course tutor.
  • Certificate: Open College Network West Midlands certificate will be sent recorded delivery
  • Recognition: Formally accredited through Open College Network West Midlands – 1 credit
  • Payment: Pay online

In house/classroom

£600plus VAT plus travel
  • Duration/access to course materials: 1/2 day (3 hours) for up to 15 learners
  • Place: Venue of your choice
  • Support: Your trainer will answer any questions on the day, email support for the following week
  • Time to complete course: 6 hours
  • Assessment: Targeted questions throughout the day. If formal accreditation is requested learners will submit their learner file
  • Certificate: CPD certificate on the day. If formal accreditation is requested the certificates take approx. 1 – 2 weeks
  • Recognition: You can choose between CPD certified or a formally recognised accreditation (Formal accreditation incurs an additional cost of £20 pp)
  • Contact us to arrange your training day and payment

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