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Helping you to understand and manage risks from exposure to vibration in the workplace.

Exposure to vibration including the use of hand held power tools can cause long-term painful damage to your hands and fingers known as Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). This can include painful and disabling disorders of the blood vessels, nerves and joints. HAVS is preventable but once the damage is done it is permanent.

Our Vibration at Work Awareness e-learning course outlines the requirements of the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 as they apply to workplaces in the UK.  The course explores the ill health exposure to vibration can cause and provides information on how you can manage hazards and keep you and your workforce safe. It also examines the legal duties owed by employers and employees and provides practical examples of how to achieve compliance with the Regulations.

  • Developed by qualified health and safety professionals
  • Course content approved by RoSPA
  • 30 minutes fully interactive online course, taken in your own time at your pace
  • Downloadable certificate available on course completion
  • Online certificate verification means employers can instantly check your qualification
  • Volume discounts available for bulk course purchases

The course also helps satisfy the employer’s requirement to ensure those that are exposed to vibration are provided with training.

This course has been accredited by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). Proof of completion of this accredited course will serve as evidence of competence when bidding for new work or completing pre-qualification questionnaires.

Training should be refreshed on a suitable basis, we recommend that this training is refreshed ever two years.

More about our Vibration at Work Awareness Course course...

The Problem

Over 7250 people in the UK suffer from Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome.  While the number of new cases is declining, there are over 600 new cases of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome each year caused by exposure to vibration.

HAVS is entirely preventable however once the damage is done it is permanent. You will be at risk of HAVS if you or your workforce use hand-held or hand guided power tools and machines.

The Law

The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 place specific duties on employers to assess the risk to employees (and others affected by their undertakings) from exposure to vibration in the workplace.

Depending on the level of risk, employers must take action to reduce exposure by reducing vibration transmitted to the hand and the time spent holding vibrating equipment or work pieces.

Target Audience

This course is designed for employers and employees who are exposed to vibration in the workplace. Persons most at risk include those in the following industries:

  • construction and civil work;
  • engineering;
  • forestry;
  • foundries;
  • motor vehicle manufacture and repair;
  • maintenance of parks, gardens, verges, grounds etc;
  • shipbuilding and ship repair;
  • utilities (eg gas, water, telecommunications).

Course Content

This course has 2 modules:

Module Total Lessons
Module 1 - Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome 8
Module 2 - The Law 18


This course has been accredited by the following bodies:


How long does the course take?

The course takes roughly 30 minutes to complete.

Do I need to sit the course all at once?

No - you can take the course at your own pace, you are able to log out then resume whenever is convenient for you.

How can I prove I've completed this course?

Upon course completion you'll be able to download a certificate proving your accomplishment. Furthermore, employers and other stakeholders can verify your certificate by entering the certificate reference number in our Certificate Check system.

Volume Purchase Discounts

We offer volume license pricing when purchasing 5 or more courses. These discounts are automatically applied when you add courses to your shopping basket.

Total Licenses


6 - 20

12.5% (£19.25 each)

21 - 50

25% (£16.50 each)

51 - 200

37.5% (£13.75 each)


50% (£11.00 each)

If you require a package of courses, or have specialised requirements, please contact us to speak to an adviser.

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Volume Price ex. VAT
1 - 5 £22.00
6 - 20 £19.25
21 - 50 £16.50
51 - 200 £13.75
201+ £11.00