IOSH & CPD Accredited Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome Training

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Who is the course for?

This Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) Online Training course is aimed at individuals working in the UK who are required to carry out a work task using powered equipment, tools or machinery that vibrates.

Is previous experience required?

You do not need prior knowledge or experience to complete this course and it is assumed that you are competent in your designated role. You may need additional practical training to use specific items of powered equipment and machinery.

How will the course benefit me?

This course will benefit learners’ by making them aware of the risks of hand-arm vibration and the effects that it can cause.

How will the course benefit my company?

This course will benefit companies by ensuring that personnel have an understanding of the risks of hand-arm vibration and in turn will reduce the number of injuries that result from this.

What standards are referenced in the course?

  • Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  • Control of Vibration at Work Regulations
  • Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations

Is there an assessment?

Once you have completed the course, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the course and have a pass mark of 80%.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognise what Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) is and how to identify its early symptoms
  • Identify the types of jobs and equipment that are most likely to involve hand-arm vibration and expose workers to the risk of health effects
  • Identify the duties of employers under the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations
  • Identify the measures that employees can take to reduce the risk of HAVS
  • Identify the duties of equipment manufacturers and suppliers in reducing vibration risks
  • Recognise the process for assessing the vibration risk to employees in accordance with the Exposure Action Value (EAV) and Exposure Limit Value (ELV)
  • Recognise the control measures that should be implemented to reduce exposure to vibration
  • Recognise the importance of monitoring exposure to vibration, and health surveillance
  • Recognise the importance of information and training in reducing the risks to health from vibration

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