Hand-Arm Vibration Awareness


Employees who are frequently exposed to vibrations are in danger of becoming a victim of effects that are accumulative, progressive, and irreversible. These effects are preventable as long as the person is trained on how to reduce harmful exposure to vibrations. 

This course looks at how to recognise the early signs of HAVS and what to do to make sure the damage doesn’t become permanent. Additionally, it covers both the employers and employees responsibility when working towards compliance with The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005.

Learning Outcomes

In this course you will learn:

  • To recognise hand-arm vibration (HAVS) and how to respond to prevent longer term damage.
  • The details of the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005, and your responsibilities towards compliance.


    Course Contents

    This course consists of two sections:

    Section 1: what is hand-arm vibration?

    Section 1 explains how working with vibrating tools can negatively impact your health in an accumulative and progressive way that is usually irreversible. It considers who is most at risk, and details the long-term symptoms and effects of hand-arm vibration syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome.

    Section 2: understanding your responsibilities

    Section 2 provides an overview of the regulations regarding hand-arm vibration, as well as safe exposure levels and limits. Here, we explain how both employer and employees can ensure that you are kept safe, and include a vibration exposure cheat-sheet that you can use as an easy reference tool.

    About the Course


    The Hand-Arm Vibration training course is designed to raise awareness of the debilitating conditions that can be caused by over-exposure to vibrations. You and your employer are both responsible for your safety at work, so it is important that you know your responsibilities and the risks to your personal health and safety.

    Broken down into two sections, this course begins by explaining what hand-arm vibration is and the two main conditions it can lead to: Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The second section focuses on how to prevent such injuries occurring, including a reference tool that clarifies how much exposure you can take and when you must stop for the benefit of your health.

    Available in 31 languages, the course takes around 20 minutes to complete.


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