HAVS Vibration Training - Competent Persons Course
Learn to comply with The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005
Cost Per Person: £975.00 (£1170.00 inc VAT)
Quote available on request.
Course Length: 3 days
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This Hand Arm Vibration (HAVS) Vibration Training course covers Hand-Arm Vibration and Whole Body Vibration with a 3 day residential course. Covering the most up to date legislation and standards; practical use of vibration meters and vibration measurement theory, you will leave this training course (subject to successful completion of all three modules) as a Competent Person.
Who Should Attend this HAVS Vibration Training Course?
If your workforce operate hand held power tools or vibrating plant and machinery, then it’s likely that vibration exposure is a potential issue within your organisation. This course is ideal for Health and Safety professionals, works managers, engineers or simply the individual(s) responsible for safety within your organisation.
This HAVS Vibration Training course leads to a qualification of “competence” for carrying our Hand Arm and Whole Body Vibration Risk Assessments.
Aims and Objectives of this HAVS Vibration Training Course?
The course is designed to give you detailed insight into the requirements of compliance with The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005, and practical experience in carrying our Hand Arm and Whole Body Vibration Risk Assessments.
Covering all the up to date requirements of the HSE, this HAVS Vibration Training course provides an in-depth look at the legislation to ensure that you can be classed as 'competent' to carry out such work.
The course is a mix of theory and practical exercises to give you all the necessary information and experience that will help you to reduce vibration exposure in the workplace and implement a HAVS safety procedure.
- To create and understanding of vibration control measures
- To build and understanding of the principles of vibration
- To understand the effect of vibration on the human body
- To give you a detailed insight into the current legal framework including the European Physical Agents (Vibration) Directive
- To look closely at the HSE guidance
- To look in detail at instrumentation issues
- To give you an insight into practical vibration monitoring
- To provide you with hands-on experiences
HAVS Vibration Training Course Overview
The course consists of three modules, which are structured in the following way.
Module 1 – Distance Learning Pack
Designed to guide you through the basic principles of vibration, including an introduction to terminology and units of measurement used. Familiarising yourself with this information will give you a good foundation ready for Modules 2 and 3.
If you’re unsure whether this course is suitable for you, you can download module 1 for free.
Module 2 - Three Day Seminar
Module 2 is a three day seminar including major topics incorporating vibration theory, Hand Arm and Whole Body Vibration Measurement protocols and parameters, vibration reduction techniques, legislation and standards, instrumentation and measurement.
There is a heavy practical element of the course to familiarise you with the techniques of measurement and the fundamental operation of instruments, as well as introducing you to a selection of the most advanced equipment available on the market from a range of leading manufacturers.
Module 3 - Hand Arm and Whole Body Vibration Risk Assessment Report
Your Risk Assessment Report can either be produced using results from measurements taken during Module 2, or this can be a project of your choice, which involves the production of a "Hand Arm Vibration" risk assessment report.
The report you produce is the basis of your certification for the course and will be marked by the course tutor. Once you successfully complete your report to a competent standard, we will issue you with a certificate of competence valid for three years.
"Excellent course, focused on the practical requirements of regulatory compliance. Plenty of hands on experience to enable familiarity with setting up measurements and setting out assessments. I would recommend it."
Neil Lewis, Ineos Chlorvinyls Limited - 27th Sep 2011
"Course was very good, excellent tutor and facilities"
Michael Ward, Kingspan - 13th Mar 2012
"Course was very informative and will be useful when carrying out HAVS assessment."
George Guy, RWE Npower - 3rd Dec 2013
"Found the course to be very well put together and very well presented. I feel the course has provided me with the knowledge to carry out effective vibration assessments."
Paul Duggleby, Humber NHS Trust - 27th Sep 2011
"The course gave a good insight into vibration in the workplace on how to manage it. This will help ensure the company can comply with current legislation."
William Fitzpatric, Augean PLC - 4th Dec 2012
"Very good and pleased with tutor."
Dave Ellis, Powys Council - 18th Jun 2013
"I found the course very beneficial and hope to use the valuable information gained. The trainer was very good and presented the information in a logical and progressive format. "
Stuart Davies, Serco - 23rd Sep 2014
"Very interesting, instructive and very good."
Luke Hemmings, Worlifts - 3rd Dec 2013
"An excellent course and delivered at the right rate."
Andrew Brownett, Doncasters Structures Limited - 17th Jan 2012
"Good instructor, kept well engaged."
Mark Balmer, Balmers Garden Machinery Ltd - 2nd Dec 2014
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- Charlie Laycock, Forgemasters Steel
- Andrew Himsworth, Mobile Mini UK
- Karl Forman, ISOS Housing Ltd
- Rob Taylor, West Country Housing
- Simon and Darren, DIPT Ltd
- Stuart Gibbon, Mechtool Engineering
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