Industrial Noise & Vibration Centre

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1 Day Hand-Arm Vibration (HAV) Master Class

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The Control of Vibration at Work 2005 guidance (L140) was updated by the HSE in July 2019. Coupled with other revisions to best practice, many organisations are well behind the curve in complying with the regulatory requirements for HAVS risk management . This workshop provides delegates with a pragmatic guide to the latest risk management best practices that they can then implement - some of which will not only reduce risk, but will also cut costs.

A few of the myths and perhaps unexpected issues covered include:-

  • No wrist or glove mounted transducer monitors comply with the ISO 5349 vibration measurement standards - period
  • Demystifying disingenuous claims by some suppliers
  • Why HAVS risk management is much simpler than most people think
  • How is never measuring vibration again a possibility?
  • Insurance companies do not expect you to monitor continuously
  • Spend less, much less, and yet get better control of HAVS risk

The workshop can also be customised and run in-house.

Made me think about HAVS in a different way. Martin Smith Group HSE Director, GKN
Surprised at some information - not as complicated as first thought. Could save time and money in future in how we deal with HAVs. Darryl Dawson, Sheffield Council manager

Location: public courses take place at our head office in Slough or can be delivered in-house

Course outline: designed for Health and Safety Officers, managers, engineers, supervisors and anyone who needs to ensure that their HAVS risk management and assessment skills are up-to-date and that they reflect current best practice.

Learning objectives and outcomes:  delegates will leave with a practical understanding of how to determine the best HAVS risk programme options and what would constitute best practice to reduce the risks to meet the requirements of the control of vibration at work regulations.

Accreditation: INVC attendance certificate
Qualification: 2 CPD points
Relevant Regulations: The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005; L140

  • Brief review of the vibration measurement standard (ISO 5349)
  • The new HSE guidance on HAV measurement - review including:- continual monitoring (no); insurance expectations; transducer mounting (tool); tool timers
  • Why none of the alternative measurement techniques provide reliable assessment vibration values to ISO 5349.
  • Vibration measurement best practice + demonstration
  • Virtual vibration assessment instead of measurement (as per HSE guidance)
  • Delegate risk assessment report reviews and discussion
  • HAV risk management programme - review of best practice elements
  • Discussion of the practicalities of implementing an effective policy - FAQS

Ideally, delegates should have some prior knowledge of HAVS and HAVS management and /or have previously attended a vibration competency course and need to update their knowledge in the light of recent developments in the field. It is also a good idea if they could review any HAV policies or assessments your company already has in place to get an idea of the high-risk tools and operator exposures in your workplace. As the day unfolds, this will help you develop ideas of what you need to do once you return to work - and whether previous assessments and risk management programmes are fit for purpose.