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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" All aspects were helpful, very good 10/10 "

GJ – Land and Marine Project Engineering Ltd

" Learnt things I hadn’t been told on other course about HAVS! 10/10 "

WP – Land and Marine Project Engineering Ltd

" The instructor explained everything perfectly. 10/10. "

Alan Dick Communications

" Very well conducted, easily understandable with good practical experience. 10/10. "

Alan Dick Communications

" An excellent and very helpful course. The visual aids, hand outs and the instructor were all excellent. 10/10. "

Alan Dick Communications
  • 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