Vibration at Work


The aim of this course is to provide a working knowledge of the Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 and how they affect the management of occupational health and safety.

Aims & Objectives:

On successful completion of the course, delegates will be able to: -

  • Identify the vibration hazards associated with their work activities.
  • Understand the risks associated with vibration.
  • Know what the law requires.
  • Know what measures to take to control risk.

Course Outline:

  • Legal Background
    • Physical Agents (Human Vibration) Directive 2002/44EC
    • Vibration at Work Regulations 2005
  • What is Hand-Arm Vibration?
    • Exposure Limit Values
  • What is Whole-Body Vibration?
    • Exposure Limit Values
  • CASE STUDIES and History
  • Associated risks
    • Who is at risk?
      • Legal Duties
      • Assessing the risks
    • Preventive measures


Intended For:

Managers, supervisors and other employees, whose Company activities expose workers to the risks arising from the physical effects of vibration.