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Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome Course Online

Course Price : £35+vat

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This course explains what HAVS is, describing its symptoms and consequences. It provides a detailed overview of the equipment and work-related situations most likely to pose a risk of HAVS, and much more.

Course Description

This short course provides you with an introduction to Hard Arm Vibration Syndrome, otherwise known as HAVS.

The course starts by establishing exactly what Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome is, before providing a detailed description of the symptoms and consequences of the disorder.

It then provides an overview of the equipment and work-related situations most likely to pose a risk of HAVS and the exposure values that must be complied with by law.

Following this, the course covers the practical steps you can take to reduce the risk of HAVS and looks at the law with regards to HAVS, including the responsibilities that both employees and employers must comply with in order to reduce the risk.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome course, you will be able to:
• Understand what is Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)
• You will be able to identify the symptoms of Hand Arm Vibration
• Have an understanding of when you are at risk and how you can reduce the risk
• And finally, the laws associated with Hand Arm Vibration and the importance of Health Surveillance

Target Audience

This course is aimed at those in the construction industry who are responsible for using power tools. This could include site supervisors or managers.


Understanding the risks and how to protect yourself from vibrating power tools.

Online training is flexible, efficient, and cost-effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training around their work and personal life.

Further Progression

For those needing further safety in construction training, courses such as Working at Height, Working Safely, and PPE should be completed alongside this one.

For Supervisors who want to continue to enhance their skills, courses such as Introduction to Risk Assessment would make great next steps.

Module Name Pass % Required
1. Introduction 70
2. What are the Symptoms of HAVS? 70
3. When am I at Risk? 70
4. How Can I Reduce the Risk? 70
5. What Does the Law Say? 70
6. The Importance of Health Surveillance 70


Recommended System Requirements

• Browser: Up to date web browser
• Video: Up to date video drivers
• Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
• Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)

Duration: 40 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

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