Covered in this course

The Sharps Training course is broken down into 2 sections.

1) What are Sharps?

“Sharps” is a medical term used for any item with sharp edges or points capable of puncturing or cutting skin. Sharps are mostly associated with medical settings like hospitals, but many people will use Sharps at home, at work, or whilst travelling to help deal with certain medical conditions – diabetes, for example. 

In this section, we'll look at some of the risks posed by Sharps and, most importantly, what you can do to help minimise them.

Section 1 of our Sharps Training - what exactly are Sharps?

2) Preventing the spread of infections

The best way to deal with Sharps Injuries is to try and prevent them altogether. This means employers and employees working together to create and maintain a set of working practices and procedures which have safety at their core.

In this section, we'll see how your employer's risk assessment should inform how you work, as well as looking at some best practice techniques when working with Sharps.

Section 2 of our Sharps Training - how to prevent infections from spreading

Sharps Training Certificate

Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Sharps Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Sharps Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, completion date, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Sharps Certificate

Real user reviews

Based on 3 real user reviews.

4.33 out of 5
Straight forward

Good course, however not much depth. Very top line information, but I did appreciate this as it held my attention.

really informative

Easy to listen to and understand


Fantastic program for training easy-to-follow instructions, I would recommend it to the training program

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Legislation Relating to Sharps

It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.

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

This legislation was created to prevent Sharps injuries in the hospital and healthcare sector. It aims to protect those in the healthcare sector from bloodborne viruses.

The legislation sets out many requirements that are already in Health & Safety Law. The Sharps legislation explains:

  • Who and what the Legislation applies to
  • The safe use & disposal of Sharps
  • Necessary information and training to workers
  • Risk assessments and risk prevention
  • What to do with a Sharps injury

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA) is also relevant as it sets out the general responsibilities that employers have for their employees as well as the public, and the responsibility employees have to one another.

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations, 2002 for assessing risks employees are exposed to by hazardous substances and aiming to prevent them. This also includes the use of protective equipment and reducing exposure.  

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