Hand-arm vibration (HAV) comes from the use of hand-held power tools and is the cause of significant ill health (painful and disabling disorders of the blood vessels, nerves and joints). Whole-body vibration (WBV) is transmitted through the seat or feet of employees who drive mobile machines, or other work vehicles, over rough and uneven surfaces as a main part of their job. Large shocks and jolts may cause health risks including back-pain.
Worried about risks from exposure to vibration?
Did you know, vibration can cause long-term painful damage to your hands and fingers – and that shocks and jolts from driving certain types of vehicles can cause severe back pain?
Who needs a Vibration Risk Assessment?
Under Chapter 2 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007, any workplace that exposes employees to risks related to the use of handheld power tools, driving mobile machines or other work vehicles must carry out a vibration risk assessment to eliminate hazards arising from exposure to mechanical vibration.
Vibration Monitoring services provided by LCE Workplace Safety include:
- Advice on applicable vibration regulations
- Vibration monitoring
- Preparation of vibration report including recommendations