Sharps and Needles

Course Duration:

1/2 Day

Course Cost:



This training course provides comprehensive guidance for individuals working with needles and sharps. It focuses on safe handling and disposal procedures to minimise the potential for injuries. The course also delves into the risks associated with sharps usage, best practices to follow, and the necessary actions in case of an accident.
Emergency First Aid Sharps and Needles Course - INFRA Skills - Rail Safety-Critical Training & Assessments
INFRA Skills Course Aims and Objectives image

Aims & Objectives

  • Understand the risks posed by unsafe practices when using sharps.
  • Identify those at risk of sharps exposure.
  • Recognise situations where workers might encounter sharps.
  • Learn how to safely handle and dispose of sharps using best practices.
  • Understand the legal duties associated with the safe use of sharps.
  • Know the actions to undertake during a sharps-related accident.


No prior knowledge is required. However, candidates should be working with or planning to work with needles and sharps.

INFRA Skills Course Requirements
Course Completion and Sentinel Upload

On Completion

When applicable, once you successfully complete your course or assessment, a member of our staff will update your competency in the Sentinel system. You can order your Sentinel smart cards directly from Sentinel at Please note that this will incur an additional cost which you will be responsible for covering.

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