Hand Arm Vibration Online Course

Icon Course Category: Health & Safety Course


Course Duration
40 minutes


Course Type


Per Person

The new regulations in Control of Vibration at Work Act Regulations 2005.

The new regulations impose strict new limits on the length of time employers can expose workers to vibration and employers will be liable to criminal prosecution if the regulations are ignored.


Course Description:

This short course provides you with an introduction to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome, known as HAVS. The course starts by establishing exactly what Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome is, before providing a detailed description of the symptoms and consequences of the disorder. It then provides an overview of the equipment and work-related situations most likely to pose a risk of HAVS, and the exposure values that must be complied with by law.  Following this, the course covers the practical steps you can take to reduce the risk of HAVS, and looks at the law with regards to HAVS, including the responsibilities that both employees and employers must comply with in order to reduce the risk.


Learning Objectives By the end of this course, you will be able to:

•   Understand what is Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

•   You will be able to identify the symptoms of Hand Arm Vibration

•   Have an understanding of when you are at risk and how you can reduce the risk

•   Finally, the laws associated with hand Arm Vibration and the importance of Health Surveillance



Understanding the risks and how to protect yourself from vibrating power tools. Online training is flexible, efficient and cost-effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training around their work and personal life.


Safewise can provide a HAV’s calculator to help determine the recommended trigger times for usage.

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