Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)
The use of powered hand tools for prolonged periods of time can lead to Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), a painful disabling disease of the hands affecting blood vessels, nerves and joints.
Each year there are around 600 to 900 cases of HAVS reported to HSE under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR), and there were over 400 new Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit cases in 2017 for HAVS and carpal tunnel syndrome.
By law, employers must assess and identify measures to eliminate or reduce risks from exposures to harmful vibration, and where required, to provide appropriate training and health surveillance.
Are you managing your HAVS risk as well as you could be doing?
Aegis Services Ltd are now able to offer a comprehensive service which will ensure your company compiles fully with the Control of Aegis Services Ltd are now able to offer a comprehensive service which will ensure your company compiles fully with the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005, that employee exposures are identified and that the risk of long term ill health from exposure to hand/arm vibration is reduced. This will ensure legal compliance and reduce exposure to potential costly compensation claims.
This service will include:
Measurement hand/arm vibration levels of hand held work equipment and calculation of employee exposure levels
Comprehensive report identifying areas for improvement and action plan
Employee awareness training, including early recognition of symptoms and how risk of long term ill health can be minimised