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SHARPS AWARENESS eLEARNING
This course is for you if you are working in an industry where you could be exposed to sharps.
A “sharp” is anything that can puncture, cut or lacerate the skin. For example, a hypodermic needle, a utility knife or broken glass. All sharps have the potential to cause injury through cuts or puncture wounds. In addition, many sharps can be contaminated with blood or bodily fluids, posing a serious risk of spreading infection or blood-borne diseases like HIV or Hepatitis.
In light of these serious risks, the Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013 requires that employers ensure the risk of injury and infection by sharps is minimised. This Sharps Awareness course will teach employees the best practices for the safe and responsible use and disposal of sharps. On completion, employers will be legally compliant with the Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013.
On completion of this course, learners will understand:
Sharps Awareness eLearning
The ideal introduction for anyone who may or will come into contact with sharps.
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This Manual Handling at Work course will teach all levels of employees how to reduce the risk of harm by using safe manual handling techniques.
This Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Awareness course will teach workers how to identify and control hazardous substances, as well as understand the risks so they are able to work with them safely.
Basic Safety Training eLearning Bundle
With 4 courses covering the key topics of workplace health and safety, the Basic Safety Training eLearning Bundle is excellent value for money.