Thousands of sharps and needles are used in the workplace every single day in the UK. Not just in hospitals, but in tattoo studios, veterinary practices, care homes, surgeries and prisons. Over 300,000 injuries from sharps and needles occur every year, just in medical practices. Learn how to use them safely and dispose of them responsibly to avoid injury.
Healthcare professionals have created this e-learning needles and sharps training course in accordance with the Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations to bring you up-to-date information on the risks, responsibilities and best practice.
There’s no time limit to complete the course, so you can learn at your own pace. However, it should take you around 2 hours. It’s accredited and assured by CPD and RoSPA Qualifications, too.
This online Health and Safety course takes around 2 hours to complete. By the end, you’ll be familiar with:
This online training course covers the following topics:
At the end of this course, you’ll take a multiple-choice test of 12 questions. It’s marked automatically, and you’ll need 75% to pass. If you don’t pass first time, you’re welcome to re-take the test as many times as you need to at no extra cost.
You’ll receive a CPD-certified digital certificate straight away.
As well as conforming to CPD guidelines, this course is certified by the widely recognised Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Qualifications Assurance System.
If you work with needles and sharps as part of your role, this online training course is for you. The details in this course are aimed at those working in healthcare, outlining legal responsibilities, regulations and compliance. However, most of the information is transferrable to other industries.
No. There is no time limit to complete the course and you're free to learn at your own pace. The training can be taken in as many sessions as you wish or completed in one go.
Yes the course is certified by CPD (Continuing Professional Development). Many of our online courses are also approved by RoSPA (Royal Society of the Prevention of Accidents).
The course can be accessed on any mobile, tablet, PC or laptop with an internet connection.
Yes! Don't worry you can retake the assessment as many times as you need and there are no additional charges.
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