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10685NAT Course in Safe Handling of Sharps and Infectious Waste

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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.

The following unit(s) will be awarded to successful participants in this course. The certificate will be issued by Allens Training Pty Ltd - RTO 90909.  

  • 10685NAT - Course in Safe Handling of Sharps and Infectious Waste

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Entry Requirements

  • Language, literacy and numeracy skills to read and interpret policy, procedural and legislative documents.
  • Oral and written communication skills to clarify/follow instructions and complete report documentation
  • Physically implement hazard control, use personal protective equipment and infection prevention, apply safe manual handling techniques, handle and dispose of sharps and infectious waste using available resources and equipment.

Course Duration

  • Face-to-Face - Full face-to-face course (minimum of 5 hours); or
  • Blended - Online pre-learning, with a face-to-face delivery (minimum of 3 hours).

Training and assessment delivered on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.

Re-Certification Requirements

No industry-recommended renewal is identified on the certificate, employers are recommended to consult with stakeholders to identify appropriate training periods.

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