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Hand Arm Vibration (HAVS) Training


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£25.00 +VAT per person

Course information
  • Certificate on Successful Completion
  • Access course on Desktop, Laptop or Tablet
  • 15 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Course Duration: 45 Minutes
  • CPD Points: 1

This Hand-Arm Vibration training course looks at raising awareness of this illness, which affects many people throughout the country. People who work with vibrating power tools put themselves at risk to different medical conditions such as Carpel Tunnel or White Finger, which is now known as Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome. These health conditions can be incredibly painful and, in many cases, debilitating to daily life.

Due to this, it is important that awareness of how to protect workers from Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome is incredibly important. Regulations such as, The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 have been put into place to help employers and workers against Hand-Arm Vibration by implementing preventative safety measures.

Even though the avoidance of vibrating power tools is recommended, this can sometimes not be feasible. If these tools must be used, then employers should be knowledgeable on how to limit workers’ exposure to vibrating power tools and how to ensure that they stay healthy and safe.

  • Work towards compliance with UK Health and Safety legislation
  • Train online at your own pace with a full audio voiceover
  • Assured by RoSPA & Accredited by CPD
  • Certificate on successful completion
  • Course duration: 45 minutes
  • Unlimited resits at no cost

Who is this HAVS Training for?

This course is ideal for both employers and employees as it raises awareness of what Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome is and the relevant regulations that are in place to help protect workers. It also looks at preventive measures that both employers and employees can take.

HAVS Training Certification

Our entire library of training courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as adhering to the universally recognised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This training course and it's content has also been assured by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

Upon passing the online assessment you will have the options to both print and download your Hand Arm Vibration Training Certificate in PDF format. In addition to this an automated email will also be sent to your chosen email address containing a link to your certificate ensuring you always have access to a copy.

Furthermore, a QR code is displayed on each certificate which when scanned by a smartphone links to our certification database. This allows employers, auditors and local authority inspectors, for example, to establish a certificates validity instantly and at any time.

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Course Aim

The aim of this course is to raise awareness of the risk of Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome and how this illness is caused. It also looks at what safety precautions workers can take in order to prevent themselves from getting this painful condition.

Learning Objectives

On completion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the roles and industries that hold a higher risk of HAVs
  • Identify what Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome is
  • Identify what Carpel Tunnel Syndrome is
  • List some vibrating power tools that hold a risk of HAVs
  • State the purpose of The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005
  • Name some employer’s responsibilities
  • State what Exposure Limit Value (ELV) and Exposure Action Value (EAV) mean
  • List some preventative measures and controls
  • State the purpose of health surveillance
  • Name some PPE
  • Identify why a risk assessment is important
  • List the 5 steps to a risk assessment
  • Identify a technique which helps to measure vibration
  • Identify why training is important

Training Course Content

This course is made up of the following modules:

  • Introduction to what is Hand-Arm Vibration

    This section introduces the learner to the course and looks at what Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome and Carpel Tunnel are.

  • Module 1 - What causes HAVS?

    This section of the course concentrates on the job roles and industries that hold a higher risk of HAVs. It also looks at the different types of vibrating power tools that workers may come into contact with.

  • Module 2 - The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 and Other Relevant Regulations

    This section of the course covers what the – The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 and Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) is and why these regulations help to protect worker’s health.

  • Module 3 - Managing Risk

    This final section explores how to manage the risk of Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome by concentrating on Exposure Action Value (EAV) and Exposure Limit Value (ELV) are. It also looks at the importance of conducting a thorough risk assessment, and why PPE (Personal Portective Equipment) should be used.


On completion of the course lessons and training material an online assessment will automatically unlock. The assessment will contain 15 multiple-choice questions and a mark of 75% or above will be required to pass.

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Please note: For organisations ordering 10 or more units of training there is an option to pay via invoice. Contact the office on 01482 861 040 and we can process your order over the telephone.

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Please note: If you have ordered more than one course you will receive multiple Course Activation Keys in the Course Registration email.

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Once you have passed the assessment your certificate will be immediately available to print and download in PDF Format. In addition to this an automated email will also be sent to your chosen email address containing a link to your certificate ensuring you always have access to a copy.

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Customer Support

Have further questions, or need some support? Our team is on hand to help you every step of the way – from checking out on the website, gaining access to the course, and downloading your certificate. Call a member of the team on 01482 861 040 or email us on support@train4academy.co.uk and we will be happy to help you along the way.

The assessment will be marked instantly and so you will know straight away if you have passed or not. If you don't pass first time there's no need to worry. Unlimited resits at absolutely no additional charge are available so you can retake the assessment again as many times as you need to.

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Course information
  • Certificate on Successful Completion
  • Access course on Desktop, Laptop or Tablet
  • 15 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Course Duration: 45 Minutes
  • CPD Points: 1

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