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Sharps Awareness Course

Sharps Awareness Course

Our Sharps Awareness course is designed to provide an insight to some of the issues associated with the incorrect handling of such implements, health risks to ensure the safe disposal and handling of these implements or is an ideal course to top-up existing knowledge and tool box training.

The course is aimed at operatives who work with sharps and supervisors and managers who control such activities. It is also an ideal course for managers to understand the issues being faced by their staff and offers ideas and solutions to help deal with these issues.

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Why is Sharps Training Important?

Workers in a variety of industries such as construction may encounter sharps hazards

Sharps training is extremely important for anyone whose work activities mean there is the possibility of them coming into contact with sharp objects which may cause injury or illness.

Whilst the most obvious occupations are doctors and hospital workers, as well as those performing searches such as the police and customs officials, the reality is that anybody who has the possibility to come into contact with sharp objects would benefit from this particular health and safety training course. Example industries include construction, demolition, cleaning, grounds maintenance people and many others.

What Does the Sharps Awareness Course Cover?

Abandoned and disused buildings can contain sharps dangers like used drug needles

The course covers legislation, contractible illnesses and diseases, prevention of injury as well as problem solving discussions with the course candidates such as identifying unexpected sites where sharps could be located and we also explore currently available equipment and its use.

The trainer gives a demonstration using our sharps kit and delegates then have the opportunity to take part in a practical exercise as an individual and as part of the further group activity.

The two main dangers from sharps is the potential for cuts and lacerations leading to blood loss and infection, and the contracting of certain diseases from needles or medical equipment. At the BCF Group, our sharps training courses will cover not only preventative measures and safe handling techniques for sharps, but will also look at the correct disposal of sharp objects to prevent injury to other people. The courses also cover relevant health and safety legislation covering the disposal of sharps.

Not only will our sharps training courses be suitable for those who may come into contact with sharp implements, it will also be useful for managers and supervisors as it will allow them to better understand the risks facing their staff, enabling them to discuss with staff much more effectively the control measures that need to be put in place.

Course Tutors

Accident Investigation Course Tutors

Our health and safety trainers are qualified and experienced health and safety professionals with an appropriate background in this topic and in delivering engaging health and safety training.

All consultants hold professional membership of the chartered Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

In-House Courses

In-House Accident Investigation Training Courses

Our sharps training courses are primarily run as bespoke courses which are tailored to the exact risks and working environment of your employees. This makes the training much more effective than a standard, generic sharps courses which just highlights the theory regarding safe use of sharp objects.

This course content can be tailored to your specific requirements, taking into account the specific dangers and working practices of your particular company and industry. It can also be combined with one or more other courses to create a truly bespoke training programme for your employees.

For more information please call 0844 800 3295 or send us an online contact form with a description of your training requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Sharps Awareness course is delivered over half a day (three hours). This enables the course to be provided to two different groups on one day, meaning that not all of your staff need to be away from the workplace at the same time.

Each delegate on our Sharps Awareness course will be issued with a workbook to assist them both during and after the course.

The course is designed to be interactive, allowing delegates the opportunity to develop their skills with the support of the course tutor.

Delegates will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance upon successful completion of the course.

Scheduled Open Courses

Sharps Awareness open courses

Our Sharps Awareness open courses have the following included in the course cost:

  • All course materials
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Refreshments throughout the course
  • Free on-site car parking

Sharps Awareness training courses in Nottingham, East Midlands


5 Wheatcroft Business Park, Landmere Lane, Edwalton, Nottingham, NG12 4DG

Held at our head office, the comfortable training suites (which are situated on ground level, as well as the toilet facilities, making them wheelchair-friendly) are fully air conditioned with natural daylight. Free on-site car parking is also available.

Price: £95.00 + vat
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In-House/Bespoke Courses

In-house health and safety training courses for your employees

Most of the courses listed below focus on specific health and safety areas (e.g. COSHH training, manual handling training etc.), whereas most of the accredited courses try and cover the entire spectrum of health and safety.

Please click on the course titles below to read more about each one. Remember, these courses are entirely flexible and can be tailored and altered to suit your needs and industry sector. They form the basis for our in-house training programmes, andcan either be run as they are if the outline is exactly what you want, or can be be modified to suit the individual requirements of your organisation. Two or more can also be combined to tailor a bespoke training session for you.

Accident Investigation
Asbestos Awareness
CDM Refresher Training
Conflict Management
COSHH Awareness Training
COSHH for Managers and Supervisors
DSE Assessors Course
Environmental Awareness
Environmental Management
Environmental Management Systems
Fire Officer (Incident Controller)
Fire Risk Assessment
Fire Safety Training
Fire Warden / Fire Marshall
Health and Safety Awareness
Health and Safety for Managers
Health and Safety Instructor
Managing Work Equipment
Manual Handling
Manual Handling Instructor
Manual Handling Risk Assessment
Office Safety
Permit to Work Training
Risk Assessment
Risk Assessment Instructor
Safety Management Systems
Sharps Awareness
Sharps Awareness Instructor
Working at Height

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