The aim of this course is to describe the health effects of hand-arm vibration, and to explain the requirements of the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005.
It is for all persons who operate hand-held power tools such as road breakers, hand-guided equipment such as powered lawnmowers, or who hold materials being processed by machines such as pedestal grinders.
- Introduction (6 mins) – Describes hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) and carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).
- Symptoms (7 mins) – Looks at the symptoms of HAVS, CTS and Raynaud’s phenomenon.
- Measuring Vibration (9 mins) – Explains how vibration magnitude and daily vibration exposure is measured.
- Legal Duties (5 mins) – Covers the requirements of the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 and explains the EAV and the ELV.
- Workers at Risk (4 mins) – Explains who is at significant risk of ill-health.
- What You Can Do (4 mins) – How individuals can reduce the risk.
- Risk Assessment (12 mins) – Deals with the requirement on employers to conduct a risk assessment.
- Control Measures (6 mins) – Looks at possible methods of risk control.
- Health Surveillance (5 mins) – Explains the requirement for health surveillance.
- Information & Training (3 mins) – Covers the duty on employers to provide suitable and sufficient information, instruction and training.
- Self Test (9 mins) – 30 questions covering each of the previous 10 modules. Results are stored for later retrieval by training supervisors.