This five-day course seeks to enable course delegates to appreciate the nature of Hand-Arm Vibration hazards in the workplace and the need to protect employees from hand-arm vibration syndrome and to advise and assist employers to meet their legal duties under relevant health and safety law, in accordance with current guidance from the Health and Safety Executive. After completing the course delegates should be able to explain the requirements of current legislation, identify situations where hazards exist and assess the risk, discuss basic techniques for control of vibration exposure and identify areas where vibration reduction is required, assess the effectiveness of vibration control measures, evaluate the daily vibration exposures of employees from information about measured vibration magnitudes and work patterns and explain the uses and limitations of personal protective equipment.
Students take the Certificate course at an Accredited Centre. Attendance at the Centre is usually for four days, plus the examination day. Examination is currently held at the Centres once a year, in the Spring. Most Centres run the course for the four days preceding the examination date.
Information on accredited centres and the syllabus is available through the links below - please see Centre List pdf file below for contact details of our accredited centres.
For further information, please contact Institute of Naval Medicine as indicated below.
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Institute of Naval Medicine
Contact: Dr G S Paddan FIOA
Acoustics and Vibration Alverstoke Gosport,
Hampshire PO12 2DL
Tel: +44 (0)23 9276 8080
email: Gurmail [dot] Paddan472 [at] mod [dot] gov [dot] uk