Test & 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 all relevant approvals.

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.