HAVS Training Course

Dangers of Vibrating Tools

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The dangers of Vibrating Tools and Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (vibration white finger) are covered in this HAVS training course.

On-line Courses – At Kentra we are in a unique position to be able to offer both on-line courses and practical assessments which can be completed together, giving the candidate the most comprehensive training package available.

HAVS Training Course

Ratio: 6 Candidates: 1 Instructor, Duration: 1 Day


By the end of this practical course, operatives will know how to safely use their basic hand tools and how to take care of them.

Together with the hazards of Vibrating tools, including Vibration white finger.

Course Content

Health and Safety Act 1974 and other relevant legislation

Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (vibration white finger).  What health effects can it cause?  What effects do these symptoms have?


Pre Shift checks

Engineering, Construction, Forestry, Maintenance persons Power and Hand Tools. Cutting / Boring Holes.  Securing / Fixing of Equipment / Pipe work etc.

Vibration Exposure Limits.

Course Requirements

A room for the theory session and a safe area for the practical session for use of the Vibrating Tool.

Equipment to be in good working order.

Delegates will be expected to provide their own PPE.

Certification & Validation

Candidates successfully completing the HAVS Training course will receive the following:  

Kentra Certification for Vibrating Tools Awareness, validation and plastic ID card

HAVS Training Course

Some alternative courses are also contained within our Health and Safety section, click HERE for a quick link.

Have you seen our Kentra News page, we feature the latest publications from the HSE in addition to our own informative articles relating to training. We have recently published an article covering Hand Arm Vibrations, highlighting the dangers, causes and things to watch out for, in addition to some helpful links to the HSE website and a Vibration calculator.

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