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    Hand Arm Vibration (HAVS)


    Hand-arm vibration comes from the use of hand-held power tools (such as grinders or road breakers), handguided equipment (such as powered lawnmowers or pedestrian controlled floor saws) or by holding materials being worked by hand-fed machines (such as pedestal grinders or forge hammers). These types of equipment transmit the vibration into the hand and arms of the worker, causing significant ill health (painful and disabling disorders of the blood vessels, nerves and joints). HAVS is preventable, but once the damage is done it is permanent.

    This course introduces practical steps for controlling the risks and will help you understand what needs to be done to comply with the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 (the Vibration Regulations).

    ● This course is in accordance with UK Health and Safety legislation
    ● Fully online course, ongoing assessment, no time limits
    ● Confirmation email on completion of each module
    ● On successful completion of the course your will be able to download your certificate immediately
    ● Approximate duration: 1-2 hours

    Our course consists of 7 modules
    ● What is HAV’s
    ● Legislation
    ● Trades
    ● Tools
    ● Employers Duties
    ● Employees Duties
    ● Health Surveillance

    Who Should Take This Course?
    Employers need to protect their employees from the risk of hand-arm vibration. It is also useful to employees and their representatives who should also know the hazards and how to prevent injury and reduce exposure to handarm vibration, by being able to identify the dangers that could result in permanent injury.

    Why is hand-arm vibration an issue?
    Regular or frequent exposure to hand-arm vibration can lead to two forms of permanent ill health known as:
    ● hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS); and
    ● carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).

    In addition to this course we are able to provide practical assessment on the use of Small Plant and Portable Tools and Workshop safety courses via our on-site training company Kentra Training Limited these are not compulsory but are recommended as the next step in your ongoing training program.

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