Course Description

Sharps Awareness

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Sharps Awareness


If you work in the waste disposal sector, you would know all about sharps and the risks associated with working with sharps. If you want to further your knowledge of how to exercise caution and taken precaution with scalpel blades, discarded needles, syringes, nails and broken glass, the Sharps Awareness course is designed to keep you safe by demonstrating safety measures. It is not only individuals working in waste disposal, but also medical staff and those working in the medical field who may frequently come in contact with sharps. The course contains a wealth of information on different types of sharps, primary and secondary sharps and how to ensure workers are kept safe in any environment.

Key modules are fully explored in this course and will provide you with a comprehensive understanding on how getting infected by sharps can lead to Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Tetanus and HIV. This is a cycle that needs to end, and this course will focus on infections and how to break this cycle. Anyone in waste disposal should know how to handle discarded sharps safely. There are the proper guidelines to use the right equipment when handling sharps. Some of this equipment includes the likes of gloves, forceps and disinfectants. There is a correct technique to discard sharps and this course will teach you how to eradicate them by using correct hand-washing methods to minimise cross-contamination.

Sharps Awareness features a wealth of practical tips and advice on which guidelines to follow if under any circumstance you receive a sharps injury. This is a CPD certified course which demonstrates to potential employers that you are continually developing yourself, and will make you a desirable candidate across several leading sectors.

Why You Should Consider Taking this Course at 1Training?

1Training is a leading online provider for several accrediting bodies, and provides learners the opportunity to take this exclusive course awarded by CPD. At 1Training, we give our fullest attention to our learners’ needs and ensure they have the necessary information required to proceed with the Course. Learners who register will be given excellent support, discounts for future purchases and be eligible for a TOTUM Discount card and Student ID card with amazing offers and access to retail stores, the library, cinemas, gym memberships and their favourite restaurants.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn to handle discarded sharps safely with the right equipment
  • Learn in detail about the correct techniques to employ to avoid injury
  • Learn correct sharps handling procedures and how to safely dispose of discarded sharps
  • Learn correct hand-washing procedures

Course Curriculum
1: Sharp Safety, the Basics
2: Needlestick Injuries
3: The Chain of Infection
4: Chances of Infection
5: Equipment
6: Safe Handling Procedures

This course is recommended for,

  • Anyone who may come in contact with sharps waste while performing your day to day activities
  • People working in healthcare
  • Individuals working in the waste disposal industry

Method of Assessment 

In order to qualify in the course ‘Sharps Awareness’ successfully, learners will take an online test. This online test is marked automatically, so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.

Pass Mark: 70%


Upon the successful completion of the course, you will be awarded the ‘Sharps Awareness’ Certificate.

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lessons at any time.

Awarding Body

CPD is a leading awarding body in the United Kingdom that meets an excellent standard of high quality education. CPD is committed towards the enhancement of proficiency and personal skills in order to develop learners’ skills and abilities. CPD ensures that both practical and academic qualifications assist individuals to re-skill or up-skill and maintain a competitive advantage in their chosen industry.

College Name 1 Training
Course Category Health & Safety
Course Type Online Learning
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Course Fee 19
Course Duration Guided Learning Hours 12
Entry Requirements • Learners should be over the age of 16, and have a basic understanding of English, ICT and numeracy. • A sound educational background is recommended
Career Path • Healthcare Worker – £27,500 (Approximately) • Waste Collection and Disposal Worker – £29,000 (Approximately) • Recycling Disposal Worker – £38,000 (Approximately)
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Course Provider

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63/66 Hatton Garden, 5th Floor, Suite 23, London. EC1N 8LE, Dublin, United Kingdom

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