Workers using hand-held power tools are at series risk of HAVS
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recently launched a series of prosecutions against employers for failing to ensure that adequate measures were taken to minimise workers’ exposure to vibration and thus putting them at risk of developing hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS).
By law, employers must assess and identify measures to remove or reduce risks from exposure to hand-arm vibration and ensure that the correct control measures are in place and information, training and health surveillance are provided.
How our experts can help:
- Provide support to help meet compliance regulations.
- Measure vibration and undertake risk assessments.
- Carry out health surveillance on workers at risk.
- Advise how to control vibration exposure.
- Prepare policies, procedures to manage safely, and vibration impacts.
- Provide staff awareness training