Who is Sharps Training For?
This health and safety training course is aimed at operatives who work with sharps, along with supervisors and managers who control such activities. It is designed to provide an insight to some of the issues associated with the incorrect handling of sharp objects as well as health risks, and ensuring the safe disposal and handling of these implements. The Sharps Training course is also an ideal course to top-up existing knowledge and tool box training, or for managers needing to understand the issues being faced by their staff, and offers ideas and solutions to help deal with these issues.
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.
What Does the Sharps Training Course Cover?
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 ATC Risk Management, 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.
Our health and safety consultants are qualified and experienced professionals with an appropriate background in this topic. All consultants hold professional membership of the chartered Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
Scheduled Sharps 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. If you have a need for sharps training, please call us on 0115 984 9940 or contact us online for more information on how we can design and deliver a course for you, or click on a course title below.
In-house and Bespoke Courses
This course is primarily delivered in-house at your premises. The 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 0115 984 9940 to discuss the options available to you, or send us an online contact form with a description of your training requirements.
These courses form the basis for our in-house training programmes. The courses can 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.
Please click on a course title to find out more about what each one entails: