This course will ensure that employees and supervisory staff are adequately trained in accordance with the relevant Regulations regarding workplace hand/arm vibration.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Any employee who may be exposed to significant levels. Also managers with specific responsibilities regarding health and safety, and supervisors who are required to enforce control measures.
The ensure that delegates have a basic awareness of:-
- How vibration is generated, how measurements are taken and possible exposure levels;
- The mechanism of hand/arm vibration, how exposure to hand/arm vibration causes damage, and the immediate and long term effects of such damage;
- Exposure levels, the overall ‘vibration dose’ and how this affects the employees;
- The requirements of the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations, including the duties of employees.
- How to control vibration and prevent long term damage, especially the selection of the appropriate type of equipment, and controlling employee exposure.
On successful completion of the course, delegates will be able to:-
- Recognise when there may be a risk of harmful exposure, and when an assessment is required;
- Recognise the early symptoms of hand/arm vibration syndrome (HAVS);
- State the maximum daily exposure levels for hand/arm vibration and explain how these can vary according to level or time of exposure;
- Take suitable precautions to reduce the risk of hand/arm vibration.