Discarded Sharps (Needlestick / Needle) Training - Awareness, Handling and Removal
- Contact with discarded needles (sharps) can lead to serious, or even fatal, infection with Blood Borne Viruses such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C or HIV.
- These viruses can survive in minute quantities of dried blood, as well as liquid blood.
- A needle which appears "clean" to the eye could still be infected.
We offer sharps training to raise the awareness of the problem and to demonstrate straightforward ways of developing safer working practices.
These courses are both accredited by the Waste Management Industry Training and Advisory Board.
We have worked with numerous local authorities, housing associations and private contractors, many of whom have come back to us time and time again. Please feel free to contact us to arrange discarded needles and sharps training or to obtain references.