HAVS (Hand-Arm Vibration)

Suitable for -

All personnel who are required to operate hand-held vibrating machinery (such as pneumatic drills, sanders, grinders, powered lawn mowers, strimmers and chainsaws) as part of their work activities.


The aim of the course is -

This course aims to provide candidates with knowledge and understanding of the hazards and health problems associated with Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) and Whole Body Vibration Syndrome and the precautions to be taken during the operation of vibrating equipment

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Course Content

  • The Law – Regulations & Legislation  (including: The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 & The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999)
  • Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), Vibration White Finger & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Whole Body Vibration Syndrome
  • Understanding and preventing the effects of vibration
  • Risk Assessments & Health Surveillance
  • Elimination and Control Measures
  • Correct Use & Handling of Equipment
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

The course is comprised of classroom-based theory training / exercises.

Course Objectives -

On successful completion of this course, candidates will be able to:

  • Interpret current legislation
  • Understand the health effects & the causes of with Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) and Whole Body Vibration Syndrome (including the implications of over exposure)
  • Identify the precautions needed to overcome the hazards and prevent exposure, allowing them to    operate vibrating machinery safely with minimum risk of injury through vibration

Venue - Either on-site at clients’ premises or at ITS Training Centre

Duration - Half Day

Candidate Numbers - Up to 10 per course

Certification - ITS Certification

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