HAVS (Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome) Training Course

HAVS (Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome) Training Course
£20 +VAT

This HAVS (Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome) training course considers the use of power tools in the workplace and how these can cause long-term damage to health if they’re not effectively managed.

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.

  • Ensures compliance with UK Health and Safety legislation
  • Developed by health and safety professionals
  • Accredited by CPD and Approved by RoSPA
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 1 hour
  • On completion, certificate is posted the next working day

Who Should Take This Course?

This HAVS training course is suitable for anyone who has responsibility for managing the risks of vibration in the workplace, as well as anyone who uses hand-held power tools as part of their job role.


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On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is also approved by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, as providing quality and content-approved training.

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The course is divided into 3 accessible, interactive modules and includes an assessment at the end:

  • Introduction to HAVS – what is HAVS? Who is at risk? Legislation, employer and employee responsibilities and the hierarchy of control measures.
  • HAVS Risk Assessment – What is a risk assessment? Identify the hazards, decide who might be harmed and how, evaluate the risks, record findings and implement them, and review and update.
  • Reducing and Controlling Risks – risk reduction, tool manufacturers, reducing exposure time, low vibration tools, correct installation of machinery, maintenance, reducing vibration at the source, personal protective equipment, communication, health surveillance and training.
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Aims of the Training Course

By the end of this course learners will:

  • Understand who is at risk from Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome.
  • Understand what the law says in regards to preventing and managing HAVS in the workplace.
  • Be aware of how to carry out a suitable and sufficient workplace risk assessment.
  • Have knowledge of the risk reduction methods that can be used to prevent and manage HAVS.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 10 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

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