HAVS Vibration Training - Competent Persons Course

Learn to comply with The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005

Course Information

Cost Per Person:
£999.00 (£1198.80 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 Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005
  • 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 Session

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.

Download Module 1 – Webinar

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 you get

At the Castle Training Academy, we like to go all out to make sure you not only have everything you need to get the most out of the course, but that you also have a memorable experience, and even some fun! 

  • Industry leading training professionals
  • Bound set of notes
  • Masses of digital resource material
  • Meal with wine on the first night
  • Lunches and coffee every day
  • Scientific Calculator
  • Framed Certificate
  • Use of monitoring equipment

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 course was very well organised and the information was presented in an engaging manner. I would recommend this course to others without hesitation. I previously attended the noise supervisors course which was also very good."
Shaun Lister, Centrica Ltd - 9th Sep 2021

"Very good, interesting course. Trainer was very experienced and passed on a lot of good tips and info."
Bob Graham, SRUC - 13th Jul 2021

"Excellent course, trainer and location. There were no silly questions, everything explained clearly and easily understood."
Craig Long, East Coast Growers - 22nd Oct 2021

"I would recommend this course, as it is very well structured. Very well organised and information was clear, we were all engaged."
Sally Lawson, BAE Systems - 9th Sep 2021

"A fantastic training course. Detailed, relevant, practical and effective. Vince and Chris are very professional and great ambassadors to Castle."
Kane-Bliss Appleton, Anglian Home Improvements - 22nd Jun 2021

"Training course was excellent, was after background knowledge on vibration for a better understanding of the topic. Loved the practical parts which helps with the learning of the topic. Gill was an excellent course tutor, very knowledgeable. Loved all the ‘tips of the trade’."
Gillian McLennon, SRUC - 13th Jul 2021

"Course was really well balanced between practical usage and applications and an understanding of legislation and calculations. It was challenging, but the support from the Castle team was exemplary throughout the curse. They were knowledgeable, patient and professional."
Karen Lees, Preston City Council - 22nd Oct 2021

"Excellent course and instructor. Pace of course just right."
John Kitcher, Hamble Aerostructures Ltd - 22nd Jun 2021

"Training was high quality, very good instructor. Highly recommend."
Greg Kilgour, SRUC - 13th Jul 2021

"Very informative course and a MUST for anybody involved in taking vibration measurements and risk assessing the exposure potential of their colleagues."
David Rushton, Interserve - 22nd Jun 2021

This is a random sample of the testimonials we have for the HAVS Vibration Training - Competent Persons Course.

  • Wayne Kromalicki, Serco Ltd
  • 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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