Management of hand-arm vibration in the workplace: an introduction – Buxton, 14 March 2016

Date and location

14 March 2016, Health and Safety Laboratory, Harpur Hill, Buxton,
Derbyshire, SK17 9JN

Event overview

The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 is designed to protect workers from injury resulting form exposure to hand-arm vibration. To manage the risks from hand-arm vibration exposure and to comply with the regulations you will need to assess, control and monitor exposures, you will also need to ensure that workers understand the risks and have any necessary training. If workers are at risk you will also need a health surveillance programme to monitor any progression of injury and to provide feedback on the effectiveness of your exposure controls. This course provides an overview of your duties under Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 and practical guidance on how you can control and manage hand-arm vibration risks in your workplace.

The course will cover:

This course will review the risks from hand-arm vibration exposure and introduce you to the requirements of the current regulations. It will provide practical advice and examples of how to carry out assessments of vibration risks, how to develop vibration control action plans, providing information instruction and training and what to expect from health surveillance.

Presenters include:

  • Paul Pitts, Head of Noise and Vibration Section
  • Sue Hewitt, Higher Scientist, Noise and Vibration Section
  • Alison Codling, Faculty of Occupational Medicine, HAVS Approved Occupational Health Nurse

Who should attend?

Those responsible for assessing, controlling and managing hand-arm vibration risks in the workplace.

Information and booking

A full programme and online booking form can be found on the Management of HAVS in the workplace – An introduction event page. Alternatively, you can email HSL Training or call 01298 218806.

Article source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/events/hsl-management-of-havs-in-the-workplace-introduction.htm