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Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

The certificate in Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) is an indication of competence in this area that is recognised by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors.  The syllabus for this qualification is intended to guide the training of occupational health professionals (nurses and doctors) in the requirements for health surveillance for a workforce exposed to hand-transmitted vibration, and in the diagnosis and management of an individual with HAVS.  It is aimed at health professionals working in the UK occupational health setting, rather than in a medicolegal setting.

The qualification is supported by the 2004 major evidence review Clinical Testing and Management of Individuals Exposed to Hand Transmitted Vibration a summary version of which is  available also in leaflet form.

Centres running approved courses:

Location Contact Telephone Links Email
Health and Safety Laboratory, Buxton Training Unit 01298 218806 Website
Healthwork Ltd Kadie Mannion 0161 831 9701 Website
University of Birmingham CPD Team 0121 414 3281 Website
University of Glasgow Karen Taggart 0141 330 3719 Website

Information for course providers and about course approval can be obtained from the Examinations Manager via the enquiry form under Contact Us.