Whole Body and Hand-Arm Vibration



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Course Objectives

This course is a combination of Whole Body (WBV) and Hand-Arm (HAV) Vibration Awareness. The aim of the Whole Body Vibration section of the course is to provide you with a basic knowledge of whole body vibration, and the associated responsibilities of both you and your employer. You’ll also learn about your employer’s legal obligations to reduce risk and the measures that you can take to control your exposure to hand-arm vibration.

Learning Objectives

Whole Body Vibration

  • Define whole body vibration, including shock
  • Describe employer and employee responsibilities in relation to whole body vibration
  • Explain where and when you might encounter whole body vibration
  • Explain how whole body vibration can affect a person
  • Identify who might be more sensitive to WBV (high-risk groups)
  • Explain how vibration can be measured in workplace environments
    • The daily exposure limit value
    • The daily exposure action value
  • Explain how the effects of WBV can be avoided or controlled
    • Explain how employers limit the effects of WBV
    • Explain how you can avoid the effects of whole body vibration

Hand-Arm Vibration

  • Define hand-arm vibration
  • Outline the symptoms and effects of Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) and carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Identify the legal duties of employers and manufacturers 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

Additional Information

  • Duration: 50 minutes (approx.)
  • Language: English
  • Knowledge Check: 31 Questions Final Assessment

System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows (7,8,10) and Apple Mac
  • Browsers: Edge, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari
  • Additional Hardware: Please ensure that you have headphones or speakers


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