Every day, people are at risk of contracting Hepatitis B, C or even HIV from discarded drugs and syringes. A recent survey revealed that 70% of managers have found drug related litter on their business premises – three quarters of them did not know how to dispose of it safely.
Our unique Sharps Training course, developed with PHS Waste Management, will teach you how to dispose of this potentially harmful litter safely. We’ll also train you to deal with drug induced emergencies quickly and effectively.
Who it is for:
Sadly, the dangers of drugs affect everybody. Used syringes and other drug-related waste have been found in a variety of places, including commercial premises, schools, hospitals, pubs and sports centres. This course will help you to protect your staff, customers and visitors from the dangers of drug-related litter.
What you will learn:
- Awareness & avoidance of risk
- Infection risks (BBVs)
- Procedure for needle-stick injuries
- Recognition of certain drugs
- Reporting and recording all incidents
- Safe handling methods, safe removal & disposal
There is no formal assessment on this course. Students are continually assessed by our highly experienced St John trainers.
All successful delegates will receive a St John Wales certificate, valid for 3 years.