Around 100,000 people suffer work-related injuries from sharp objects each year. Although the bulk of these people are employed in contexts related to health and social care, workers in other sectors are also at risk. As injuries from sharps can have long-lasting physical and psychological impacts, it’s critical to prevent or minimise injury whenever possible.

You will learn how to execute health and safety regulations when dealing with sharps, how to build a workplace that decreases the risk of injury, and how to handle a sharps injury in this course.

  • What are sharps injuries, why are they harmful, who is at risk, and what major sections of health and safety law are pertinent to their management and prevention?
  • How workers are protected against sharps accidents by the Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013.
  • How, why, and when employees can lessen their risk of injury by receiving training on safe use of sharps.
  • What to do if you get hurt by a sharp object and what details employers need to document after an occurrence.

  • This training will assist you in fulfilling your legal obligations under health and safety law if you are an employer or supervisor in a workplace where sharps are utilised.
  • The information on safe working that is provided in this course will be useful to anyone who handles sharp objects at work.
  • Anybody who administers first aid at work will gain from knowing how sharps injuries happen and how to treat them.
  • Understanding the risks presented by sharps and how they might be decreased would be helpful for anyone in charge of conducting risk assessments at the workplace.

Unit 01: What are Sharps Injuries and How Do They Occur?

Unit 02: The Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013

Unit 03: Training Employees in the Safe Use of Sharps

Unit 04: First Aid and Record-Keeping Following a Sharps Injury


Who can take the certification courses?

There are no prerequisites to enrol in the courses.

How much time is required to complete a course?

Depending on the instructional modules, each course has a different length. It is indicated in the course details for each course.

What is the course’s organisation?

Modules make up the course structure. The average study time for each module is between 20 and 90 minutes. The amount of time spent on each module is entirely up to the individual pupils.

When and where can the course be taken?

Any internet-connected device can be used to study the course at any time.

Is there a final exam for this course?

There would be an MCQ Multiple Choice Questionnaire test after all the modules were completed. The questions must be answered online at a time and place of your choosing, and they will be drawn from the modules.

What score must you get on the test to pass?

The test’s passing score is 70 percent.

What occurs if a user doesn’t pass the test?

If the user didn’t pass the exam the first time, he/ she will have more chances to retake it after additional study. The exam can be taken more than once.