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Hand-Arm Vibration: Management in the Workplace

04 March 2025


The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 are designed to protect workers from injury resulting from exposure to hand-arm vibration (HAV).

To manage the risks from HAV exposure and to comply with the regulations, organisations need to assess, control and monitor exposures. They also need to ensure that their workers understand the risks and have any necessary training.

If workers are at risk, organisations must provide suitable health surveillance to monitor any progression of injury and to provide feedback on the effectiveness of their exposure controls.

This course provides an overview of the duties required under the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 and practical guidance on how to control and manage HAV risks in the workplace.

Learning outcomes

Delegates will be provided with information that will help them to:

  • Recognise, assess, and manage the risks from HAV in the workplace
  • Understand their duties under the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005
  • Know what is required for a HAV risk assessment
  • Understand the hierarchy of HAV controls
  • Understand the role of health surveillance​ in the prevention and monitoring of hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS)

What the course will cover

The course aims to equip delegates with the knowledge to recognise, assess and manage the risks from HAV in the workplace, specifically producing vibration risk assessments, developing vibration control action plans and understanding the role of health surveillance. Delegates will be given an overview of the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 and will look at the health effects of HAV exposure, the assessment of HAV risk and the elimination or control of HAV risk. The course will cover information, instruction, and training for HAV​ and delegates will learn how to record and monitor HAV/HAVS.

Who should attend?

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

Presenters include:

  • Paul Pitts, Head of Noise and Vibration Section
  • Andrew Hounslea, Noise and Vibration Specialist Inspector


The course will be run at the HSE Science and Research Centre in the spa town of Buxton.

Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good links to major roads and motorways, mainline train stations and Manchester International Airport.

Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at


£560 (includes course notes, lunch, refreshments and a certificate of attendance).

Comments & Feedback

"Excellent course delivered very well by professionals who are clearly passionate about their subject area.  Very interesting and useful content to take away.  Good variety of theory and practical".

Sally Beardsmore (Homeserve)

"Loved the course, great to see what an inspector is looking for and answered my questions where to get the data.  Brilliant".

Vinny Doyle (KDCS Group)

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Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit card at the time of booking.

Some of our training courses can also be delivered in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704

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