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Covered in this course
This training course is broken down into 2 sections
- 1 What is Hand-arm Vibration?
- 2 Understanding Your Responsibilities
Hand-arm vibration or HAV is exactly what it sounds like – it is vibration which affects your hands and arms. This section looks at how working with vibrating tools can affect your health. We look at Hand-arm Vibration Syndrome and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and explain exactly how the stages of this illness progress and what happens at each stage.
Here we look at the regulations, safe exposure levels and exposure limits. We look at what your employer should do to keep you safe and what you can do to help yourself to stay safe. This section includes a vibration exposure look-up table, to give you an idea of how long you can safely use a tool and at what point you MUST stop.
About this course
Regular exposure to vibrations can lead to a number of debilitating conditions; the two most common are Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS).
Both conditions can cause numbness, weakness, pain, and, if left untreated, loss of control in a person’s hands; it’s important that you’re able to recognise the early warning signs and know when your exposure exceeds safe limits so you can act before the damage becomes permanent.
Both you and your employer have a responsibility to make sure that you’re safe at work. Your employer is responsible for monitoring and limiting your exposure to vibrations, for making sure that you’re properly trained and have all the information you need to stay safe, and for providing protective equipment. You have a duty to follow their safety instructions and to properly use/ wear any safety equipment they provide. Understand your responsibilities as an employee or employer and avoid HAVS with our Hand/Arm Vibration Awareness Training.
This is a core Health & Safety course designed for workers in the Construction and Manufacturing industries, or more generally, anyone who works with heavy machinery likely to expose them to regular vibrations.
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Hand Arm Vibration Awareness certificate
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Each of our courses ends with a multiple-choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.
This Hand Arm Vibration Awareness Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple-choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questions guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.
As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
What does my certificate include?
Your Hand Arm Vibration Awareness (HAVS) Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.
Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.
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Good clear course.
My thought would be to get rid of the test at the end and do the questions after every section
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if some moderate focusing is achieved the course is quite elementary and makes sense to a layman with a bit of common sense for working out the answers in the test.
Some questions were written confusingly
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I love iHASCO 😊 THANKS.
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Why is this training important?
It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.
The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations are based on a European Union Directive and were brought in to make sure that workers are protected from risks to their health from high levels and frequent exposure to vibration.
The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 require that:
- Risks from vibration are controlled
- Information, instruction and training are provided for employees, explaining the risks and what is being done to control them
- There is suitable health surveillance
- The exposure action values and limits are adhered to
The employer shall ensure that risk from the exposure of his employees to vibration is either eliminated at source or, where this is not reasonably practicable, reduced to as low a level as is reasonably practicable.