Online Sharps Removal Training
Our CPD-accredited sharps removal training course will teach you the specialist skills and methods needed to collect and dispose of used needles and sharps safely and in accordance with current waste regulations.
The online Needles & Sharps Removal course is available on our e-learning platform, meaning you can complete sharps disposal training at a time and place that suits you and complete the course at your own pace.
Our sharps training course is ideal for anyone who wants to pursue a career in specialist cleaning or expand their existing cleaning services.
What are sharps?
- Hypodermic needles
- Broken glass
Why is sharps training so important?
This is why sharps must be collected and disposed of with the utmost care. Anyone who could potentially come into contact with sharps should receive specialist training. This includes cleaners, police officers, and other emergency services professionals.
Hazardous waste regulations
Sharps are classified as clinical waste and so must be disposed of in line with the government’s hazardous waste regulations.
The Health and Safety Sharp Instruments in Healthcare Regulations 2013 provide employers in the healthcare sector with advice and guidance on:
- the safe use and disposal of sharps
- training requirements
- procedures for responding to a sharps injury
Employers have a legal responsibility to protect themselves, their employees, and their visitors against this serious health risk.
What do I get once I complete the course?
Completing a CPD-accredited sharps removal qualification will increase your skill set and improve your job prospects.
Can I complete sharps removal training online?
You can complete modules at a time and place that suits you and fit learning around your lifestyle. Upon completion, you will receive a CPD certificate in sharps removal and 5 CPD points.
You can visit the Ultima Cleaning Academy to learn more about our specialist online cleaning training courses and qualifications. New cleaning courses and qualifications are being added all the time, so make sure you check in regularly!
Needles and Sharps Removal
4 CPD credits
The sharps training course will teach you the skills, methods, and tools needed to search for, collect and dispose of used sharps effectively, allowing you to work safely in potentially hazardous environments.
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Here are some of the topics covered in the Needles & Sharps Removal Course:
- Types of needle and drugs paraphernalia and where they are found.
- Methods used to sweep buildings and areas for sharps.
- Tools and PPE required to collect, store, and dispose of sharps.
Our sharps removal training course will teach you how to search for, collect, and dispose of used sharps and needles safely and effectively.
You will earn a Certificate of Completion of a CPD-accredited course and 5 CPD points.
By the end of this sharps removal training course you should:
- Have the skills and knowledge to ‘sweep’ buildings and areas for sharps.
- Know how to perform safe sharps collection using the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety tools.
- Understand how to dispose of needles and sharps safely in accordance with current waste regulations.
No previous knowledge or experience is required to complete this sharps removal training course. However, it is assumed that applicants will have a good knowledge of English and a sound educational background.
We highly recommend that you also complete the Health and Safety Biohazard Training Course before you carry out sharps collection and disposal.
What do i get?
Upon completion of the course, you will receive a CPD certificate in Needles & Sharps Removal. Your certificate will be emailed to you in an online format.
Who is this course for?
The sharps removal training course is essential for anyone who may potentially come into contact with sharps such as police, prison officers, property managers, and builders. It is also ideal for anyone working in the cleaning industry or hoping to pursue a career in specialist cleaning services.
You must satisfy the following requirements to pass the course:
- Complete all modules in the course.
- Complete the online test at the end of each module and achieve a pass rate of 80% or higher.
Zoe Oakes / Maria Locke
Founders, Hills Specialist Cleaning
Without the skills we learnt from the course, our company would not have survived as a business through current times.