Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

This Course Includes
  • End of course certification
  • CPD Certified
This Course Includes
  • End of course certification
  • CPD Certified

Course Description

This HAVS (Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome) training course considers the use of power tools in the workplace and how these can cause long-term damage to health if they’re not effectively managed.

HAVS is a debilitating health condition that is commonly caused by the use of hand-held electrical tools, such as chainsaws, grinding equipment and high torque wrenches.

This course explains more about the health hazards associated with this equipment, outlines how to carry out an appropriate risk assessment and details the control measures that can be used to reduce the risks.

By the end of this course, learners will:

  • Understand who is at risk from HAVS.
  • Understand what the law says in regards to preventing and managing HAVS in the workplace.
  • Be aware of how to carry out a suitable and sufficient workplace risk assessment.
  • Have knowledge of the risk reduction methods that can be used to prevent and manage HAVS.

The topics covered in this section are:

  • What is HAVS?
  • Who is at risk?
  • Legislation
  • Employer and employee responsibilities
  • The hierarchy of control measures


Course Content:


  • Introduction to HAVS
  • What is HAVS?
  • Who is at risk?
  • Legislation
  • Employer and employee responsibilities
  • The hierarchy of control measures
  • Introduction to HAVS test


  • Risk assessments
  • What is a risk assessment?
  • Step 1 - Identify the hazards
  • Step 2 - Decide who might be harmed and how
  • Step 3 - Evaluate the risks
  • Step 4 - Record your findings and implement them
  • Step 5 - Review and update
  • Risk Assessment Summary


  • Reducing and controlling risks
  • Risk reduction
  • Tool manufacturers
  • Reducing exposure time
  • Low vibration tools
  • Maintenance
  • Reducing vibration at the source
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Communication
  • Health surveillance
  • Training
  • Reducing and Controlling Risks
  • HAVS test


Q: What is E-Learning?
A: E-Learning is a course that is completed online

Q: How long do I need to wait, until I receive my logins?
A: Once the payment has been received and processed, the login details are sent out manually and should arrive at the email address you signed up within approximately 24 hours. Logins are sent out on the first available working day if an order is placed during the weekend.

Q: Do I get a certificate for completing this course?
A: Yes and the certificate is valid for 1 year upon completing the course.

Q: How do I get my certificate?
A: Once the course has been completed, you have the option to download the certificate directly.

Q: Is this a certified course?
A: Yes. Check out the Course Accreditation tab on the course for information.

Q: Are there Terms and Conditions?
A: Yes, PERSES E-Learning Terms and Conditions.

Course Accreditation

Course Accreditation
Key Details
  • Duration
    4 hours
    CPD & PERSES Ltd
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