HAVS Course: Workplace Risk Assessment and Health Surveillance for Technicians and Nurses

Start date
Two days
Course Type
Postgraduate, Continuing professional development
£410 per person

This Hand-Arm Vibration (HAVS) training course is designed improve understanding of tier1-3 health surveillance, HAVS workplace risk assessments, how risk can be effectively managed as well communicating of information /findings to other health professionals, management and employees. 

The course will include lectures, discussion of clinical cases, using a video to explain and discuss steps in conducting a clinical assessment, demonstration of instrumentation used in clinical assessment.

Learning Objectives

  • Legal requirement for risk reduction, management and reporting
  • How to conduct health surveillance 
  • How to conduct basic clinical assessment of hand and arms and use instrumentation 
  • How to interpret questionnaire responses and findings from basic clinical examination of hand and arm
  • How to conduct suitable workplace risk assessment 
  • How to develop programmes for exposure reduction 

Topics Covered

  • Legal requirements relevant for workers exposed to hand transmitted vibration 
  • Health surveillance  Tiers 1, 2 and 3 (including interpretation of data)
  • How to conduct a workplace inspection of workers exposed to HTV 
  • Workplace exposure and risk assessments  
  • Selection and evaluation of control measures for HAVS
  • Communicating findings of clinical and workplace assessments

Is this course accredited? 

This course is approved for 11 CPD credits by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of Physicians.

Do I get a certificate?

All delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.

When does the course run?

It is normally held twice a year, Spring and Autumn.

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Where will this course be held?

Medical School (B1 on campus map), University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TT.

The University is easily accessible by train, the University Station is only two stops from Birmingham New Street.

 There are two hotels on campus, both within a 10 minute walk of the Medical School.

Edgbaston park Hotel (G23 on campus map)

Lucas House Hotel (G16 on campus map)

Why Study this Course?

The new two day HAVS course is designed specifically for HAVS technicians and those with responsibility for conducting and reviewing workplace risk assessment for workers exposed to hand transmitted vibration- this includes risks assessors, engineers, managers/supervisors.

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