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Handling Sharps


This RoSPA-assured, level-2, e-learning course is suitable for anyone who uses sharps as part of their work or even at home. The course includes optional voiceover recorded by a professional actor.

It is specifically designed to teach learners everything from the basics of handling sharps, what harm can be caused from poor handling, to the specifics, such as; laws and legislation and step-by-step guides on how to respond to sharp injuries and how to dispose of them.

Law & Legislation

This course covers key points from:

  • Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
  • Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013
  • The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 2002
  • The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992

Course Content

  • Handling Sharps - What kind of sharps there are, how injury occurs, and looking at how to respond to sharps injury and sharps disposal.