Hand Arm Vibration Awareness

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Address:201 The Waterfront, Stonehouse Business Park, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 3UT

Duration:1/2 day

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Price: £0.00 + VAT
Duration: 1/2 day
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This training course has been designed for personnel who need to fully understand the causation, symptoms and the methods to reduce the potential from Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS).


On successful completion of this awareness training course, candidates should have an accepted knowledge of their responsibilities and duties in relation to the prevention and recognition of hand arm vibration within the workplace. To enable candidates to identify, and re-port the symptoms of hand arm vibration within the workplace.


Course content
  • Introduction, aim and objectives
  • Defining hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS)
  • Duties and responsibilities of operators, team leaders and managers
  • Recognising hand arm vibration symptoms
  • Skin checks and record keeping
  • Sources of hand arm vibration
  • HSE exposure calculator
  • The Effects of HAV’s on Work and Non-Work Activities
  • Hard to handle DVD
  • Levels of vibration and trigger times
  • Health surveillance and reporting procedures
  • Factors increasing the risk from HAVS
  • Common fault identification for hand held power tools
  • Action in the event of a defect or fault
  • Tool selection and maintenance
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Selection, use and maintenance
  • Course summary and closure