The course is designed for all personnel that may be exposed to vibrating tools or who have control, or management responsibilities, over those operatives. It explains the causes of vibration, the exposure limit values, and action values. The course includes signs of injury detection, health concerns and problems reporting, and the legal obligations for health surveillance and safe working practices to minimise exposure to vibration.
The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 state that training must be carried out for all personnel that may be exposed to vibration at, or above, an exposure action value.
Research commissioned by HSE suggests over 1 million people continue to be exposed to high levels of vibration in the workplace.
This defined the minimum health and safety requirements regarding exposure of workers to these risks. This Directive has come into force and Member States had to comply from July 2005.