Hand Arm Vibration at Work Regulations 2005
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EMPLOYERS' GUIDE: CONTROLLING HAND ARM VIBRATION
Important Guidance on Employers' Duties under the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005
The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 (Vibration Regulations 2005) have been introduced to help protect workers from risks to their health from vibration. The regulations cover both hand-arm and whole-body vibration, this guide focuses on guiding employers through their hand-arm vibration assessments.
The effects of Hand Arm Vibration can be painful, permanent and debilitating. They include Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), Carpel Tunnel, Vibration White Finger and more. You can find out more about these HAVs conditions here.
The regulations introduce action and limit values for hand-arm vibration:
- Exposure action value of 2.5 m/s2 A(8) at which level employers should introduce technical and organisational measures to reduce exposure.
- Exposure limit value of 5.0 m/s2 A(8) which should not be exceeded.
Undertaking a hand-arm vibration assessment can seem daunting at first, but with our guidance and the right tools (such as the Pulsar vB Hand-Arm Vibration Meter) you will confident in being able to take the measurements yourselves and analysing your results.
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At a glance summary of duties for employers
The 5 steps to follow clearly explained
Includes recommendations on reducing the risks of HAVS
You might also like our other Guides:
- 5 Steps to Controlling Noise at Work
- Selecting the Correct Hearing PPE
- And, our easy to understand Noise Action Levels infographic
Find out more about the applicable vibration legislation on the HSE's website.