Safety Essentials

Hand Arm Vibration Awareness

 To increase learners’ awareness of the risks of hand-arm vibration and the effects that it can cause. The course also looks at the control measures that should be taken to reduce exposure to vibration, based on industry best practice.
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Learning Outcomes


LO1 Describe hand-arm vibration and the effects it can cause

LO2 Explain what Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) is and how to identify its early symptoms

LO3 Identify the types of jobs and equipment that are most likely to involve hand-arm vibration and expose workers to the risk of health effects

LO4 Explain the duties of employers under the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations

LO5 Outline the measures that employees can take to reduce the risk of HAVS

LO6 Outline the duties of equipment manufacturers and suppliers in reducing vibration risks

LO7 Describe the process of assessing the vibration risk to employees in accordance with the Exposure Action Value (EAV) and Exposure Limit Value (ELV)

LO8 Describe the control measures that should be taken to reduce exposure to vibration

LO9 Explain the importance of monitoring exposure to vibration, and health surveillance

LO10 Explain the importance of information and training in reducing the risks to health from vibration