Hand-Arm Vibration: Management in the Workplace
14 February 2024
The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 are designed
to protect workers from injury resulting from exposure to hand-arm
To manage the risks from HAV exposure and to comply with the
regulations, organisations need to assess, control and monitor
exposures. They also need to ensure that their workers understand
the risks and have any necessary training.
If workers are at risk, organisations must provide suitable
health surveillance to monitor any progression of injury and to
provide feedback on the effectiveness of their exposure
This course provides an overview of the duties required under
the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 and practical
guidance on how to control and manage HAV risks in the
Delegates will be provided with information that will help them
- Recognise, assess, and manage the risks from HAV in the
- Understand their duties under the Control of Vibration at Work
- Know what is required for a HAV risk assessment
- Understand the hierarchy of HAV controls
- Understand the role of health surveillance in the
prevention and monitoring of hand-arm vibration syndrome
What the course will cover
The course aims to equip delegates with the knowledge to
recognise, assess and manage the risks from HAV in the workplace,
specifically producing vibration risk assessments, developing
vibration control action plans and understanding the role of health
surveillance. Delegates will be given an overview of the Control of
Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 and will look at the health
effects of HAV exposure, the assessment of HAV risk and the
elimination or control of HAV risk. The course will cover
information, instruction, and training for HAV and delegates
will learn how to record and monitor HAV/HAVS.
Who should attend?
Those responsible for assessing, controlling and managing
hand-arm vibration risks in the workplace.
- Paul Pitts, Head of Noise and Vibration Section
- Andrew Hounslea, Noise and Vibration Specialist Inspector
The course will be run at the HSE Science and Research
Centre in the spa town of Buxton.
Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good links
to major roads and motorways, mainline train stations and
Manchester International Airport.
Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at www.visitbuxton.co.uk
£545 (includes course notes, lunch, refreshments and a
certificate of attendance).
Comments & Feedback
"Excellent course delivered very well by professionals
who are clearly passionate about their subject area. Very
interesting and useful content to take away. Good variety of
theory and practical".
Sally Beardsmore (Homeserve)
"Loved the course, great to see what an inspector is
looking for and answered my questions where to get the data.
Vinny Doyle (KDCS Group)
Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit
card at the time of booking.
Some of our training courses can also be delivered
in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704
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