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Course Description

In this blood-borne virus biosafety training we will be delivering UK-specific information and legislation from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) as well as other UK-based organisations. We will cover all aspects of staying safe in the studio when it comes to blood-borne viruses, from personal protective equipment to specific pathogens you will come across while working as a piercer. We have included the term “biosafety”  as it refers to the use of specific practices, safety equipment and specially designed buildings to ensure that workers, the community and the environment are protected from accidental exposure or unintentional release of infectious agents, toxins and other biological hazards.

Key concepts covered include:

  • Personal protective equipment 
  • Risk management 
  • Sharps handling 
  • Immunisation

We strongly recommend you keep up to date with changes in legislation, and because of this we will be reviewing and updating the content regularly.