Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) Assessments – Compass Skills Training

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Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) Assessments

Tier 1 £40

Tier 2 £40

Tier 3 £90

Tier 4 £320

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Frequently Asked Questions

We would start with a Tier 1 and Tier 2 assessments and then any employees with signs or symptoms of HAVS would be referred for a Tier 3 or Tier 4 assessment.

Early symptoms of HAVS include:

  • Tingling and numbness in the fingers;
  • Not being able to feel things properly;
  • Loss of strength in the hands;
  • Fingers going white (blanching) and becoming red and painful on recovery (particularly in the cold and wet, and probably only in the tips at first).

All workers who use hand-held vibrating equipment are at risk of developing HAVS. Some people may be more at risk due to existing medical conditions or genetic factors.

Depending on the results of the HAVS assessment, a further assessment may be needed. If there is no signs or symptoms of HAVS a Tier 2 assessment should be carried out annually.