Hand Arm Vibration (HAV) & Whole-Body Vibration (WBV) Awareness

This course is aimed at a broad spectrum of personnel. From operatives to Managers, it will provide all with an insight in to these particular occupational health issues and enable them to take proactive steps to minimise the potential for exposure to HAV or WBV.

Course Aims

This course is designed to provide delegates with the skills and knowledge to be able to identify equipment associated with a risk of injury (HAV and WBV), assess the risk of injury and subsequently adopt controls to ensure that work proceeds in a safe manner.

Course Objectives

At the end of the training session each delegate should be able to:

  • Describe the HAV and WBV injuries likely to be caused by particular types of work equipment
  • Explain the hazards and other factors which give rise to the potential for injury
  • State the procedural and behavioural controls which are designed to avoid or reduce the risks of injury
  • Identify the symptoms of exposure to vibration
  • Report any detected symptoms (of self and others) to an appropriate person
  • Select the most appropriate equipment for the task with a view to minimise vibration exposure


Upon successful completion of the practical exercise attendees will be awarded with a certificate of attendance


3 hours


In-house (A suitable training room is required).

Please telephone for an informal discussion concerning your requirements

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