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.
I have felt compelled to write to you following the quite overwhelming positive feedback that I have received from those that attended your sharps training. I must say it has been quite remarkable. So, whatever you are doing I can safely say it has gone down incredibly well with team members who have been quite literally been raving about it. Well done and many thanks.
Head of Environmental Services, Test Valley Borough Council
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 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.