Safety essentials

Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome

 In this course we will look in more detail at the causes, symptoms and consequences of HAVS as well as looking at the preventative measures you can take to reduce your chances of contracting this condition.
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Course Description 

Did you know that one in ten people who work with vibrating tools may develop a painful and debilitating condition known as Hard Arm Vibration Syndrome? Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome, more commonly known as HAVS, is caused by too much exposure to vibration from hand held power tools.

In this course we will look in more detail at the causes, symptoms and consequences of HAVS as well as looking at the preventative measures you can take to reduce your chances of contracting this condition.

Course Objectives

The aim of this course is to teach you about the following subjects:

  • What Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) is
  • How to identify the causes of HAVS
  • Recognising the symptoms of HAVS
  • Preventing permanent damage to your health 
  • Where to obtain further information about HAVS