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Vibration Awareness Safety Training - Target Audience

Hand arm vibration training course is for anybody who uses vibrating tools and equipment in the workplace. This online course will make employees and employers aware of the long-term damage to health that vibration can cause. This HAVS course also details how to minimise the health risks from vibration.

The course covers Hand Arm Vibration (HAV) that can cause the health conditions of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). This vibration training course also covers the lesser known risk of Whole Body Vibration (WBV), the symptoms and how to reduce the risks from HAV, HAVS, CTS and WBV.

To reduce the risk from vibration two values must be understood. The daily exposure limit value (ELV) and the daily exposure action value (EAV). ELV and EAV are both covered with worked examples.

This Hand Arm Vibration training course is a general awareness course for employers and workers in the construction and trades industry who use tools and equipment that produce vibration. The course is designed to satisfy the training and awareness requirements of relevant legislation and regulations, including The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 and  the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.


  •  Full voiceover.
  •  Instant access to PDF certificate on completion.
  •  High quality printed certificate upgrade only £5.00 +VAT.
  •  ConCest accredited certificate and 1 CPD credit.
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  •  Takes an average of 75 minutes to complete.
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  •  No hidden costs - includes 12-months access and unlimited assessment resits.
  •   Meets the training requirements of HSE, HSG 17, CHAS, SafeContractor, ConstructionLine, Exor, SMAS and other SSIPs.

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Vibration Awareness Course - Accreditation and Certification

ConCest Certificate

Successful candidates will receive a ConCest Certificate and 1 CPD Credit.

The Vibration safety awareness certificate has no expiry date because there is no formally recognised period of validity for any health and safety training. The HSE recommends refresher training is carried out whenever it is felt necessary. Safety registration bodies such as CHAS, SafeContractor, ConstructionLine & SMAS and other members of the SSiP scheme recommend most re-training is done every 3 years.

All of our courses, systems and services have been registered to the internationally recognised ISO 9001:2015 quality standard. Quality Management Systems Ltd (QMS) made this prestigious award to Commodious in January 2018. This gives assurance that the training and assessment was completed with a quality registered organisation.

Vibration (HAVS) Online Health & Safety Training Course

Vibration Safety Training - Course Objectives

This vibration awareness training course aims to give candidates a good understanding of what hand arm vibration (HAV) and whole body vibration (WBV) are. There is an overview of the regulations that apply, the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005.

The health risks of HAV and WBV and the associated symptoms of hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) such as, vibration white finger, nerve damage, muscle weakening and joint damage. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is also covered and the less obvious effects of WBV.

This vibration course covers exposure action values (EAVs) and exposure limit values (ELVs) and other factors needed to carry out a Vibration Risk Assessment. How risks from HAV and WBV can be controlled by elimination at source, choosing the right equipment, maintenance and limiting exposure. Plus when health surveillance may be needed.

After completing the course, candidates will:

  • Understand the risks and effects that excessive levels of vibration pose to health
  • Have knowledge of the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005. In particular the main duties placed on both employers and employees as well as other legal duties.
  • Be able to carry out a vibration risk assessment.
  • Understand how vibration levels are measured, in particular the ELV and EAV
  • Know how to avoid, substitute, control and reduce exposure to excessive vibration levels.
  • Know which personal protective equipment (PPE) should be worn and when.
  • Have knowledge of health surveillance requirements. When it will be needed and who may need it.

Vibration Safety Awareness Course - Structure

The course comprises 2 interactive modules and a final assessment. Module 1 covers types of vibration and effects on health and the legal and regulatory guidelines. Module 2 describes the risks and control measures. Links to recommended reading and additional resources are provided within the training modules. These links are not mandatory and will not be tested for in the final assessment.

Duration

It takes approximately 75 minutes to complete the course in full. This can be spread out over multiple sessions or completed in a single session. There is no time limit for completion.

Assessment

All candidates must complete a multiple choice assessment after working through the training material. The candidate will be asked 12 multiple choice questions, randomly chosen from a larger question pool, and need to answer a minimum of 9 correctly to pass. Candidates will be given instant feedback after completing the assessment stating whether they have passed or failed. The assessment can be re-taken as many times as is required to pass at no additional cost.

Vibration Awareness Safety Training - Module Summary

  • What is HAV and HAVS.
  • What is WBV or whole body vibration.
  • What is the problem with HAV, HAVS and WBV.
  • What is Vibration White Finger.
  • What are the symptoms of HAVS.
  • What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and its symptoms.
  • What duties does an employer have under The Vibration at Work Regulations 2005.
  • What are ELV and EAV and how do they apply to risk control?
  • Vibration risk control requirements.
  • What is Vibration magnitude.
  • How to measure vibration.
  • What are safe ELV and EAV vibration levels.
  • A vibration level ready reckoner.
  • The HSE easy vibration checker.
  • How to reduce HAV, Hand Arm Vibration, exposure.
  • How to reduce WBV, whole body vibration, exposure.
  • HSE guidance on WBV and Back pain.

 

Vibration Course Summary

Click the link above for a short 3m 6s video taken from the course showing the course summary, modules, resources and slides from the course

Vibration Awareness Training Course Online - System requirements

Our courses are compatible with the latest versions of all modern desktop web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Safari. On mobile devices, they are compatible with the latest version of Safari or Google Chrome running on iOS 12/Android 6.0 or later.

You can check your current web browser, and whether it is the latest version, by visiting whatismybrowser.com.

For the best experience, we recommend using Google Chrome version 90 or later. We do not recommend using Internet Explorer to access our courses as this can cause compatibility issues and lead to a poor experience.

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After a successful purchase you will be automatically taken to our registration process. Here you create your learner(s) and assign the course(s) to them so that they can start training immediately. If you do not know all the learner details - no problem, you can return later and create the learners when it suits you.

The system automatically creates an admin group of your learners, this means you can access your learner accounts to obtain certificates or schedule reports on the progress of your group, useful for Health & Safety audits or Registration to organisations such as CHAS, SMAS, SafeContractor, ConstructionLine etc or site access when certificates are required.

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Further useful information concerning Vibration

What health checks may be required by law for employees who are exposed to noise or vibration

What is Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome or HAVS?

How to measure vibration and what units is vibration measured in?