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Hand Arm Vibration Awareness​ Course Outline

Module 1: Hand-Arm Vibration

  • Fundamentals of Vibration
  • What is Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome?
  • Development of Legal Controls on Hand Arm Vibration Exposure
  • Calculating Hand Arm Vibration Doses and Limits
  • Assessment of Hand Arm Vibration Exposure
  • What Causes Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome?
  • What are the Symptoms of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome?
  • How do Symptoms Progress?
  • How is Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome Diagnosed?
  • Can Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome Be Prevented?

Module 2: Whole Body Vibration

  • Controls on Whole Body Vibration
  • Measurement and Assessment of WBV Exposure

Module 3: Risks and Health Effects of Vibration at the Workplace

  • Jobs and Industries are Most Likely to Involve Hand-Arm Vibration
  • Tools and Equipment can Cause Ill Health from Vibration
  • Sources of Vibration
  • How Vibration Causes Injury?
  • Control of Vibration at Work Regulations
  • Purpose of Health Surveillance
  • Facts and Figures of Vibration
  • How to Know If Workforce is at Risk of Vibration Issues?
  • What Does the Law Require Us to Do?

Module 4: Tools to Measure Vibration

  • Vibration Levels of Tools
  • Equipment Used to Measure Tools
  • Best Ways to Monitor Exposure Time

Module 5: Manage the Health and Safety Risks from HAV

  • Control Measures to Consider
  • Put the Control Measures in Place
  • Controlling Whole Body Vibration Exposure

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There are no formal prerequisites to attend the Hand Arm Vibration Awareness Training course.


This Hand Arm Vibration Awareness Training course is ideal for anyone who wants to gain knowledge of hand-arm vibration syndrome.

Hand Arm Vibration Awareness​ Course Overview

Hand Arm Vibration (HAV) is the vibration transmitted from a work process to the hands and arms of employees. Operating handheld power tools, hand-guided equipment, or holding materials being processed by machinery can all cause hand-arm vibration, leading to permanent health effects. Studying the Hand-Arm Vibration Awareness Training course is helpful for individuals to reduce the harmful effects of hand-arm vibration syndrome. This training will help organisations to raise awareness among employees of how to tackle occupational exposure to vibration. Acquiring this training course will surely help delegates undertake tremendous job opportunities in various international companies. 

This 1- Hand Arm Vibration Awareness Training course covers all the essential topics by which delegates will become fully familiar with the hand-arm vibration syndrome. During this training, they will learn about the causes and symptoms of hand-arm vibration syndrome. They will also learn about vibration sources, equipment used to measure tools, control of vibration at work regulations, control measures to consider, controlling whole-body vibration exposure and many more. Our highly professional trainer with years of experience in teaching such courses will conduct this training course and will help you get a complete understanding of Hand Arm Vibration Awareness.

  • Best ways to monitor exposure time
  • Controls on whole-body vibration
  • Measurement and assessment of WBV exposure
  • What causes hand-arm vibration syndrome?
  • Assessment of hand-arm vibration exposure
  • Facts and figures of vibration

After attending the Hand Arm Vibration Awareness Training course, delegates will be able to effectively measure and assess Whole Body Vibration (WBV) exposure. They will also be able to manage the health and safety risks from HAV.

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  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor

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Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


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Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


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Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

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Hand Arm Vibration Awareness FAQs


Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (also known as HAVS) produces alterations in the sensation of the fingers, which can result in persistent numbness, muscle weakness, and, in some cases, white finger.
There are no formal prerequisites to attend the Hand Arm Vibration Awareness Training course.
This Hand Arm Vibration Awareness Training course is ideal for anyone who wants to gain knowledge of hand-arm vibration syndrome.
Numbness, tingling, the whiteness of fingers, loss of sensitivity in those areas, loss of strength to the finger diminishing the grip strength, etc., are the symptoms of hand-arm vibration syndrome.
Tool Mounted Accelerometers, Handheld / Grip Accelerometers, Laser vibrometers, UNI-T Vibrometer, Fluke Vibrometers, Extech Vibrometers, etc., are the equipment used to measure tools.
Health surveillance is crucial for discovering negative health consequences early so employers can implement stronger protections to prevent them from worsening.
During the Hand Arm Vibration Awareness Training course, you will learn various essential topics such as equipment used to measure tools, control measures to consider, the purpose of health surveillance, how do symptoms progress, sources of vibration, and many more.
The price for Hand Arm Vibration Awareness certification in the United Kingdom starts from £895
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Hand Arm Vibration Awareness.

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Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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