HAVS (Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome) Training Course
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
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.
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 Continuing 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.
This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 1 year. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.
||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.
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.