Discarded needles (sharps) training
Do you or your colleagues risk coming into contact with discarded needles (sharps)?
- Contact with discarded needles (sharps) can lead to serious, or even fatal, infection with Blood Borne Viruses such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C or HIV.
- These viruses can survive in minute quantities of dried blood, as well as liquid blood.
- A needle which appears "clean" to the eye could still be infected.
We offer sharps training to raise the awareness of the problem and to demonstrate straightforward ways of developing safer working practices.
These courses are both accredited by the Waste Management Industry Training and Advisory Board.
We have worked with numerous local authorities, housing associations and private contractors, many of whom have come back to us time and time again. Please feel free to contact us to arrange discarded needles and sharps training or to obtain references.
...many thanks for a superb day. All the feedback to me has been very positive. All thought it was excellent, professional and well prepared. Thank you for a job well done...
Divisional Manager, Shropshire; JDM Accord
Select a workshop below to find out more about the one best suited to your needs.
The Awareness and Practical Handling of Discarded Needles (Sharps) and Drug Related Waste
A one day training session, particularly useful for people who are required to deal with needles (sharps) and / or work in environments where discarded needles are frequently found.
The Awareness and Management of Discarded Needles (Sharps) and Drug Related Waste
A half day training session, particularly useful for managers, supervisors, staff and workers whose duties include organising or performing tasks for dealing with waste that may contain discarded needles (sharps), or activities where injecting drug users might be present.