Companies must make sure they take all practical steps to ensure their workforce are safe whilst carrying out their day to day job. 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.
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.
Millions of needles are handed out to drug users every year, only a fraction are returned to needle exchanges. Company employees need to be trained in how to spot the dangers in regards to drug needles and other drug related hazards and depending on your companies role the safe removal of needles and drugs litter.