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Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome Awareness Training

Hand held power tools, hand guided equipment, and holding materials being worked by hand feed machines, can all transmit vibrations to the hands and arms. Regular exposure to hand-arm vibration can lead to what is known as hand-arm vibration syndrome, also referred to as HAVS.

The symptoms and effects of HAVS most commonly result in:

  • Loss of strength to the hands,
  • Tingling, numbness and pain to the hands, and
  • Fingers going white and then becoming red and painful, after the task has been completed.

Symptoms usually last for a short time, however, with continued exposure to vibration the symptoms may have longer lasting effects, and with time, usually a few years, could become permanent, causing ongoing pain.

About the course:

Awareness of the problem of hand-arm vibration syndrome, a commitment to identify hazards and reduce risk levels, combined with an individual commitment to health and safety, will help prevent HAVS issues occurring.

The program covers:

  • Tools most likely to pose a risk
  • Vibration Regulations
  • Control Measures

Video Running Time:
7 minutes

Course Contents

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Safety Training Video

On-demand safety video accompanied by supplemental material to form a complete safety video training program.

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Facilitator's Guide

Accompanying documentation includes facilitator’s framework, video transcript, exercises and a multiple-choice assessment questionnaire.

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Safety Assessment

Course includes a 10-part multiple-choice safety quiz. Participants can take the assessment as is, or the questions can be modified to suit your requirements.

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Course Certificate

Participants can print a completion certificate and training progress is stored centrally in Safetyhub to track your participant engagement KPI.

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