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Sharps Awareness

Sharps awareness is important for not only care staff, but also those working in waste disposal, or those who may be working in outdoor spaces such as parks. Any of these groups could come into contact with used sharps.

A number of illnesses can be caught from contaminated sharps including Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV and Tetanus. Firstly the course will look at the probability of picking up an infection from used sharps. Secondly it will examine the statistics of injuries, and define what is meant by sharps. Many people assume this only relates to needles, but when thinking about waste management could include glass, knives, scissors and nails! Thirdly it will investigate responsibilities of employers to undertake effective risk assessments. Finally the sharps awareness course focuses on the chain of infection. Breaking the chain can stop the process of infection.

Knowledge of the dangers associated with sharps, knowing safe handling techniques and use of PPE will help protect you from the dangers.

This course is approved by CPD Certification Service, IIRSM, and IOSH. Our approved courses are owned by VideoTile Learning Ltd and distributed under licence.

Course Title:
Sharps Awareness
Health & Social Care

Approx 55 minutes.


Upon successful completion you will be able to download a certificate for printing.

Certified By:


  • Sharp safety, the basics
  • Needlestick injuries
  • The Chain of infection
  • Chances of infection
  • Equipment
  • Safe handling procedures

Anyone working in healthcare, or those working in waste management.

You are given the chance to review all your answers at the end of each module before final submission and you will be given 3 attempts at each module to achieve a pass rate of 70%.

£15.00 per license (RRP £25)- You will need a separate license for each participant. Discounts are available for bulk purchases of 10 or more licences, across any topics. Please contact us for more details.

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