Who is the course for?
This eLearning course is aimed at individuals working in the UK who are required to carry out a work task using powered equipment, tools or machinery that vibrates.
Is previous experience required?
You do not need prior knowledge or experience to complete this course and it is assumed that you are competent in your designated role. You may need additional practical training to use specific items of powered equipment and machinery.
How will the course benefit me?
Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) is a permanent and potentially disabling condition. This course will give you an understanding of the causes of hand-arm vibration and the measures you can take to protect yourself from harmful vibration.
The knowledge gained in this course will help you to stay safe in your day-to-day activities working with powered tools and equipment. It will also indicate the responsibilities that your employer has for protecting you from excessive levels of vibration.
How will the course benefit my company?
Employers and supplier of equipment have a legal duty to prevent the risks from exposure to vibration. By ensuring you are fully aware of how to work safely with vibrating equipment, you can help ensure that your company complies with regulations. You will also reduce the risk of developing symptoms of HAVS, which may otherwise prevent you from performing your work.
What standards are referenced in the course?
This course is written with reference to the UK Control of Vibration at Work Regulations and also uses current HSE guidelines and industry best practice throughout.
Is there an assessment?
Once you have completed the course, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the course and have a pass mark of 80%.
• Define hand-arm vibration
• Outline the symptoms and effects of Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) and carpal tunnel syndrome
• Describe the potential health effects of excessive vibration Identify the legal duties that employers and manufacturers have to control vibration
• Recall vibration exposure values
• Explain how the risks associated with vibration are assessed and controlled
• Outline the measures you can take to protect yourself from harmful vibration
• Internet Access - Users will need a computer or device with a web browser and an internet connection.
• System - Runs on desktop computers and tablets. Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and 10 and MAC OS. Apple Tablets running IOS 11.
• Browser - Runs on Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari, no plug-ins required
• Minimum browser size - 1024x672
• Audio – Requires speaker or headphones.
• Notes - Not suitable for smartphones
This course is CPD accredited. Established in 1996, The CPD Certification Service is the largest and leading independent CPD accreditation organisation working across all industry sectors. www.cpuk.co.uk
This course is RoSPA approved. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has been working towards their vision for life, free from serious accidental injury, since 1916. RoSPA approval offers quality assurance, increasing credibility with customers, the public and staff, and ensuring that the safety content of courses is correct. www.rospa.com
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