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 out 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 out 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.
What will you achieve?
Successful completion of the three modules will result in the awarding of a 3 Year Certificate of Competency, giving you the evidence you need to prove your suitability for performing assessments in the workplace.
"Excellent presentations and course content."
John Kirvan, Offshore Group Newcastle - 23rd Mar 2013
"Thank you for a lovely 3 days doing this course. I have learnt a lot in these 3 days. The hotel was nice with a fantastic view. The meals were also very nice. Thank You."
Sam Jones, Monmouthshire County Council - 6th Dec 2011
"Very detailed course. Good practical and thanks for the help with calcs."
Tyrone Taylor, Worlifts - 3rd Dec 2013
"Excellent service provided in superb environment."
Dave Roberts, Peak Safety Solutions - 18th Jun 2013
"Fantastic course once again. Very pleased with the level of training. Good fun and not too serious."
Samuel Lambert, Air Power Products - 12th Sep 2017
"As always a throughly enjoyable and informatiuve course. Expertly delivered "
Gary Crane, CTL Seal - 28th Jun 2016
"Quite a long course but everything flowed well. Chris was a good teacher, kept everything informal, delivered well. Hotel was of highest calibre, would not hesitate to go with Castle Training."
Gregg Nash, WDH - 27th Sep 2011
"I found the course to be first class. Plenty of time was and explained in full. Our tutor Chris Gilbert is first class and very helpful. I would highly recommend this course and the venue was very good."
Dave Lancaster, Pangolin Editions - 17th Apr 2018
"I would have found the glossary of terms explained useful before tacking/ calculating measurements & for the pace to be a littl slower in regard to the calculations. Jarek did spend time helping though. Thank you"
Mandy Brookes, North Lincolshire Coucil - 25th Feb 2016
"Very Good Course"
Andrew Philpott, AHI - 18th Oct 2016
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- Charlie Laycock, Forgemasters Steel
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- Karl Forman, ISOS Housing Ltd
- Rob Taylor, West Country Housing
- Simon and Darren, DIPT Ltd
- Stuart Gibbon, Mechtool Engineering
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