Hand/ Arm Vibration awareness Course Objectives

This course is designed to ensure delegates have a basic awareness of how vibration is generated, how measures are taken and possible exposure levels. It also covers the requirements of the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations, including the duties of employees. In addition, delegates are taught how to control vibration and prevent long term damage.

HAVS is a debilitating health condition that is commonly caused by the use of hand-held electrical tools, such as chainsaws, grinding equipment and high torque wrenches. This course explains more about the health hazards associated with this equipment, outlines how to carry out an appropriate risk assessment and details the control measures that can be used to reduce the risks.

Workshop Content

On successful completion of the course delegates will be able to:

• Recognise when there may be a risk of harmful exposure

• Recognise when assessment is required • Recognise the early symptoms of Hand/Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

• State the maximum daily exposure levels for hand/arm vibration & explain how these can vary according to level or time of exposure

• Take suitable precautions to reduce the risk of hand/arm vibration

Who Should Attend?

Any employee who may be exposed to significant levels of vibration.

Duration: ½ day