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Hand Arm Vibration (HAVS) Monitoring

Having Accurate Measurements Means You Can implement Effective Control Measures to Reduce the Risk – We Can Help

Protecting your workforce from the effects of hand arm and full body vibration can be a hard task to control effectively. The Guidance to The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 highlights areas for controlling exposure such as:

– working methods which eliminate or reduce exposure

– choice of work equipment of appropriate ergonomic design

– the provision of auxiliary equipment

– appropriate maintenance programmes

– the design and layout of workplaces

– suitable and sufficient information and training for employees

– limitation of the duration and magnitude of exposure

– appropriate work schedules with adequate rest periods

– protection of employees from cold and damp

We provide whole body and hand and arm vibration risk assessments to meet the control of vibration at work regulations 2005. These include:

– Measurement of vibration magnitude in all three axes while applying dominant axis criteria for whole body

– Personal vibration dosimetry based on HSE spread sheet calculators

– Advice on engineering control options for HAVS (hand-arm vibration syndrome) and WBV (whole body vibration)

Please contact us for details.

HSCS Scotland Promoting a Healthier Workplace Through Safety