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Management of Hand Arm Vibration in the Workplace - An Introduction

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29 November 2022

Introduction

The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 is designed to protect workers from injury resulting form exposure to hand-arm vibration. To manage the risks from hand-arm vibration exposure and to comply with the regulations you will need to assess, control and monitor exposures, you will also need to ensure that workers understand the risks and have any necessary training. If workers are at risk you will also need a health surveillance programme to monitor any progression of injury and to provide feedback on the effectiveness of your exposure controls. This course provides an overview of your duties under Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 and practical guidance on how you can control and manage hand-arm vibration risks in your workplace.

Who should attend?

Those responsible for assessing, controlling and managing hand-arm vibration risks in the workplace.

What you can expect from the course?

This course will review the risks from hand-arm vibration exposure and introduce you to the requirements of the current regulations. It will provide practical advice and examples of how to carry out assessments of vibration risks, how to develop vibration control action plans, providing information instruction and training and how health surveillance contributes to the control action plan.

Presenters include:

  • Paul Pitts, Head of Noise and Vibration Section
  • Andrew Hounslea, Noise and Vibration Specialist Inspector

Venue

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 mainline train stations and Manchester International Airport. This course can be run at your site or local area by arrangement.

Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at www.visitbuxton.co.uk

Price

£525 (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.  Brilliant".

Vinny Doyle (KDCS Group)

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Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit card at the time of booking.

This course can also be delivered in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Email: HSEtraining@hse.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704

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