Hand Arm Vibration Awareness

Construction and Plant

Hand Arm Vibration Awareness


Who is this for?

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).

Hand arm vibration awareness course:

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

Duration: 1/2 Day

Some recent feedback:

  • 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

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