Sharps Handling and RIDDOR

1hr0m Verifiable CPD, 3 Modules, 3 Resources

Course Summary

This course covers how dental care professionals can safely handle sharps and what to do in the event of a sharps injury. We will also discuss the risk assessments needed in practice to keep the team safe. 

It covers the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases, Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) and how it affects us in the dental environment. Finally there is a section on the accident book and what goes in there.

Speaker profile:

Jo Russell, RDN Cert DPM Cert Ed MSET LCGI, Managing Director, Oracle Solutions.

Jo Russell is Managing Director of Oracle Practice Business Solutions (Oracle-PBS) and uses her 25 years in dentistry to help practices implement policies, including Health and Safety, Human Resources and CQC. She also travels the country delivering CPD and training to the whole dental team. You can find out more about Oracle-PBS’ offerings here.

Learning Content

By the end of the session the learner will be able to safely assess the sharps used in practice. They will also be able to apply RIDDOR and what goes in the accident book in their practice

Aims & Objectives

  • To be able to keep the team safe with regards to all sharps in the practice and know who RIDDOR affects them at work.
  • Discuss the Sharps Regulations of 2013 and how they affect us
  • Think about any other sharps we use such as scalpels, sutures, endo files etc
  • Identify which risk assessments needs to be completed
  • Apply the controls identified
  • Summarise RIDDOR and how it applies to dental practices
  • Discuss what goes in the accident book and how long you keep records for

Development Outcomes

B. Effective management of self, and effective management of others or effective work with others in the dental team, in the interests of patients at all times; providing constructive leadership where appropriate

C. Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice

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