Hand Arm Vibration (HAV)

Delegates will learn what hard arm vibration is, how it’s caused and how to prevent injury from it.

Course Description

Vibration white finger is the most common and debilitating symptom of over exposure to vibration tools. There is no effective vibration PPE that prevents Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). Symptoms are under reported, and settlements can be as high as £200,000. This course increases awareness of HAVS and enables people to identify and manage the effects of vibration. Delegates will learn what hard arm vibration is, how it’s caused and how to prevent injury from it. The course is delivered through a combination of practical and theory.


1 day – 9:30 to 16:30.




The course is aimed at anyone who uses, supervises or manages vibrating tools or those who use vibrating tools e.g. drills, grinders, nail guns, impact tools etc. in their work role.


On completion of this course delegates will receive a competency certificate.

Course Size

Maximum Course attendance is 12.

Typical Interest Groups

Building contractors, renovators, fit out companies, road contractors, carpenters/joiners, welders, machine operators, plant operators etc.

Course Objective:

On completion of the course, delegates will be able to recognise and address:

  • Legal requirements and duties of:
    • Employer
    • Employee
  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • The basic theory of vibration
  • Effects on health
  • Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)
  • Determining vibration magnitudes
  • Determining vibration exposures
  • Control of exposure
  • Health surveillance
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Risk Assessing and when to get help

Make a Booking

To book a place on this course please call us on 01529 413347, email us at training@arionltd.co.uk or contact us using our online form below

Arion New Build

Arion New Build

A project to construct new office space to facilitate business growth part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development

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