Sharps & Needles (In-house)


Duration: Three Hours


Course content:


Our Sharps & Needles awareness training course raises your awareness of the dangers of sharps & needles and the dangers of mishandling them.

Course covers:

  • The health risks of mishandling sharps/ needles and symptoms

  • How to safely handle them

  • Safe disposal of sharp objects and needles on the course.

  • Health and Safety Law

  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

  • Who is at risk?

  • Selection of PPE

  • Gloves: Types and grading

  • Areas where sharps. Needles can be found

  • Procedures – Do’s and Don’ts

  • Procedures for puncture wounds

  • Storage and handling of sharps and needles.


The knowledge you gain will allow you to work safely with sharps and needles and to understand more about your legal responsibilities and how to protect yourself and others from the risks that sharps and needles present.

For further information, advice and guidance please contact our CITB expert:


Paul Beharrell


Mob: 07590 241 444