Companies must make sure they take all practical steps to ensure their workforce are safe whilst carrying out their day-to-day job. SHARPS risk assessments and employee health and safety training is paramount for the safety of your staff and in making your company secure against compensation claims. Practical SHARPS training will educate and make staff aware of the risks to themselves and their colleagues.
Millions of needles are handed out to drug users every year, only a fraction is returned to needle exchanges. Company employees need to be trained in how to spot the dangers in regard to drug needles and other drug related hazards and depending on your company’s role the safe removal of needles and drugs litter.
Practical SHARPS Training & Needle Stick Injuries
SHARPS training is an essential part of keeping your workforce safe. Needle stick injuries are a major cause of concern for any employee working in a hands-on practical role or individuals that may come into contact with drug users or suspected drug users. SHARPS training will educate and make staff aware of the risks to themselves and their colleagues. This will help to reduce the number of needle stick injuries that occur each year and make your company more secure against compensation claims.
SHARPS training covers a range of topics including:
- How to safely handle sharps
- The risks associated with sharps injuries
- How to minimize the risk of sharps injuries
- What to do in the event of a SHARPS injury
By ensuring that all of your employees are properly trained in SHARPS safety, you can help to create a safer workplace for everyone.