Key facts on Hand Arm Vibration

  • HAVS is preventable, but once the damage is done it is permanent.
  • HAVS is serious and disabling, and nearly 2 million people are at risk.
  • Damage from HAVS can include the inability to do fine work and cold can trigger painful finger blanching attacks.
  • The costs to employees and to employers of inaction could be high.
  • There are simple and cost-effective ways to eliminate risk of HAVS.
  • The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations focus on the elimination or control of vibration exposure.
  • The long-term aim is to prevent new cases of HAVS occuring and enable workers to remain at work without disability.
  • The most efficient and effective way of controlling exposure to hand-arm vibration is to look for new or alternative work methods which eliminate or reduce exposure to vibration.
  • Health surveillance is vital to detect and respond to early signs of damage

For more information on how to reduce HAVS at work, call Andrew today on 01302 351975

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