Update – HSE guidance, IIAC report, H&S sentencing
guidelines, recent prosecutions
HAVS surveillance and COVID-19
Revise diagnostic criteria:
• Vascular • Sensori-neural • Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Revise staging and management
Case management of employees with HAVS (including an opportunity
to submit examples of your own cases for discussion)
Further discussion of difficult cases
End of day
Benefits of attending
- Enhance your knowledge and skills
This one day refresher course is designed to enhance your skills to enable you to appropriately manage those identified as having symptoms associated with vibration exposure.Based on the outcome of health surveillance, it will enable you to:
• Minimise risk of progression
• Maximise chance of improvement
• Reduce financial/legal implications
- Gain up-to-date and in-depth guidance on the following areas:
• Understand the latest guidance and recent case law
• HAVS surveillance and COVID-19 – and the use of remote health surveillance
• Diagnostic criteria
• Case management
- Put theory into practice with real-life case studies
As well as in-depth case study examples provided as part of the training, you can submit examples of your own cases for discussion. These are worked into the afternoon as anonymised case studies, enabling you to learn from real examples and share best practice. Delegates who submit their own cases can gain tailored expert tailored feedback.
- Receive detailed printed documentation for future reference and a free copy of Dr Roger Cooke’s new book Hand–arm vibration syndrome: a guide for occupational health practitioners
Who should attend?
This training is designed for occupational health professionals who have attended the Faculty of Occupational Medicine approved two-day HAVS training course. In order to undertake statutory tier 3 or tier 4 HAVS assessments, all OH professionals need to have an OH qualification, so this is a pre-requisite for this refresher training.
About our expert tutor
Dr Roger Cooke is a consultant in occupational medicine, and honorary senior lecturer at the Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of Birmingham. His experience and interest in vibration-related disease extends over 40 years, including clinical practice, teaching, advising industry and specialist groups, writing on the subject and acting as expert witness in legal proceedings. He is the author of the book, Hand–arm vibration syndrome: a guide for occupational health practitioners, published by The At Work Partnership in 2020.