Sharps and Infectious Waste Handling Course
This course is intended to provide participants with a range of knowledge, skills, generic and specific competencies to assist in performing their job role safely in areas in which sharps or infectious waste are present.
If you work or volunteer as a council ranger, public worker, in the parks and city service industry, as a domestic or commercial cleaner, medical staff, first aid officer, waste and recycling collection and processing staff, auto-repair and auto-towing service operator or in public transport then this course is a must for you
When your job role requires you to regularly or occasionally handle sharps and infectious waste, or are responsible for managing public areas were at risk of injury from incidents involving needle-sticks and human waste, you should understand and be able to do so avoiding risk of injury or contamination.
This course teaches you the ability to implement controls for potential hazards related to sharps and infectious waste, safely dispose of sharps and infectious waste and complete relevant workplace documentation.
Face to Face
Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the following statement of attainment:
This course is delivered and assessed on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909 by Intrinsic Safety Training (ABN 61 135738856).
Course Delivery Details
- Face to Face: 4 hours (minimum) full face to face course
- Blended Delivery: 3 hours (minimum) face to face course – with the addition of 1 hour self-paced learning to be completed prior to attending the face to face course
- Refresher Training: 3 hours (minimum) face to face course – conditions apply for this option, for example, you will need to provide previous current certificates
Course Delivery Options
This course will be delivered in the workplace or at an Intrinsic Safety Training or Third party facility.
Important information regarding course durations:
Course durations are reflective of group sizes between 4 and 15 students.
If there are less students in a group course duration may be reduced by a maximum of 10%.
Therefore, if a class size exceeds 15 students it may be necessary to increase course duration.
Individual bookings require payment upfront or at time of booking.
Group booking payment terms are based on agreement between the client and Intrinsic Safety Training.
Please refer to our refund policy.
Course Content and Assessment
The key areas covered by this course include:
Accessing and using workplace policies, procedures and documents relating to sharps and infectious waste
Identifying a single exposed sharp, multiple exposed and hidden sharps and infectious waste
Undertaking risk assessment to identify hazards, risks and control measures
Implementing control measures to ensure safety of self and others, such as PPE, barriers, signage, prevention and removal tools and equipment, standard precautions and safe work practices
Communicating hazards to supervisor and provide reports
Using tools and equipment to remove sharps and infectious waste
Safely and correctly dispose of items and clean up
Looking after and store all PPE, tools and equipment
Completing risk assessment documentation
Both practical (tasks and scenarios) and written theory assessments will be conducted during face to face training sessions.
Students undertaking this course will have to demonstrate the following to be eligible for entry:
Language, Literacy and Numeracy
Sufficient English language, literacy, numeracy and visual interpretation skills to successfully complete this course
Personal safety equipment must be provided by/for the student and worn during training
Students attending courses at our venues must provide:
Lunch (cafes operate within or close to all of our training venues)
Appropriate clothing (preferably long pants and closed footwear)
Student Rights and Responsibilities
The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) requires that students be aware of their rights and responsibilities once they have selected their training provider. By enrolling into any of our courses you are deemed to have accepted the terms and conditions outlined in our Student Handbook.
Students will be required to show proof of identification at the commencement of the course.