Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome

Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Medical and Dental Sciences
Monday 18th (09:00) - Tuesday 19th April 2016 (17:00)
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Telephone: 0121 414 6013

 Course Summary

Workers whose hands are regularly exposed to high vibration may suffer from symptoms due to pathological effects on the peripheral vascular system, peripheral nervous system, muscles and other tissues of the hand and arm. Collectively the symptoms are known as ‘hand-arm vibration syndrome’ (HAVS). This is a painful disease, and is widespread where vibratory tools and machine are used.

This course includes lectures by practitioners with experience in assessing cases of possible HAVS, presentations and group discussion. There will also be a demonstration of instruments and tools relevant to both clinical and vibration exposure assessment in the workplace.


Learning Objectives

Topics covered during the course include:

  • Laws, legislation and regulations 
  • Exposure in the workplace
  • Effects, diagnosis and classification
  • Management of exposed workers 

Who is this course for?

This short course is aimed at doctors and nurses interested in obtaining competency in the assessment and management of workers with hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS).

Course Details

Two Days

Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT 

£645.00 per person 

How to apply 
Register for this course with a credit/debit card at our online shop.

For further information about this course please contact the CPD Training Team at the IOEM
Email: occhealth@contacts.bham.ac.uk  
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6013 / 6014
Fax: +44 (0)121 414 6217