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)
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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.
"The tutor was patient and was very knowledgeable."
Ian Cooksley, Vale of Glamorgan Council - 24th Sep 2015
"Excellent materials provided on the course and delivery of the course content. Tutor has excellent knowledge on the subject and helped with practical issues in the workplace I came across. Venue and the location excellent, we were looked after really well from accommodation to meal times. Tuesday night meal with the group is are really nice touch."
Mark Daley, Wood Plc - 17th Apr 2018
"Very good course which covered all the relevant points at a good pace."
Andy Patterson, Sir Robert McAlpine - 23rd Mar 2013
"Good Course, Chris a very good instructor. The meal out on Tuesday night - a nice touch."
Paul Hemingway, Altrad NSG UK Limited - 4th Dec 2012
"During the course I felt the manner in which the course was delivered gave everyone a good understanding of a previously unknown subject. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Chris (course tutor) and also Simon MD of Castle for their excellent service."
Mark Schaschku, Doncaster's Aerospace - 14th Jun 2011
"Very good and pleased with tutor."
Dave Ellis, Powys Council - 18th Jun 2013
"Good interesting course. Good instruction carried out in a manner to maintain interest levels"
Dave Roberts, Altrad NSG - 31st May 2016
"Relaxed course, clear information easy to understand. Meal out on the first night great to be able to break ice with fellow deligates. Well presented"
Martin wright, Southampton City Council - 28th Jun 2016
"Enjoyed the course, thank you. I would definitely recommend this course to anybody who benefit from it."
Devon Chambers, Air Power Products - 12th Sep 2017
"I thought the course was arranged perfectly at a beautiful venue(Crown Spa). The course was professionally delivered in a timely manner. It was made easy to understand and the message was well received."
Jason Day, EDF Energy - 18th Jun 2013
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