Needles and Sharps Awareness - CPD Certified Online Training

The National Training Academy
Delivery Method: eLearning

Who Is This Course For?

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

About This Course

The risks of sharps are ever present. Drug users and those with medical conditions may use sharps in their homes. Sharps can also be found in public areas. If you visit customers in their homes or out in public spaces such as parks, or have staff who do so, you have a duty of care to ensure your/their safety.

This online training course focuses on the following areas:

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


1. Health and safety responsibilities - understand health and safety responsibilities in the workplace in relation to sharps.

2. Sharps users, risks and safe disposal - understand the different uses of sharps, risks associated with sharps and safe disposal of sharps.

3. Sharps injuries - understand what to do in the event of a sharps injury.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

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

Learning Options

  • Access to the course materials for 12 months (unlimited access)
  • Place of study: Online (eLearning)
  • Course trainer support available to answer queries by email or our social media channels
  • Average time to complete the course - 2 hours
  • Assessment: Mini assessments at the end of each lesson, a pass rate of 75% required
  • Certificate: Self print CPD certified certificate
  • Recognition: CPD certified by the CPD certification service

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