Hard-Arm Vibration (HAV) Testing

Hand-Arm Vibration (HAV) Testing

Han-Arm Vibration

Awareness of Hand-Arm Vibration (HAV) and Whole-Body Vibration (WBV) has significantly increased in recent times with epidemiological studies linking prolonged exposures with various health disorders.

The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations came into force in 2005. The regulations apply to the exposure in the workplace for Hand-Arm Vibration and Whole-Body Vibration.

Hand-Arm Vibration is caused by the use of hand held or hand guided vibrating tools, or holding the work-piece to a grinding wheel/belt.

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Caused by the use hand held or hand guided tools
The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations
Specialist vibration measurement and evaluation services

HAV Symptons

Typical symptoms associated with Hand-Arm Vibration syndrome (HAVS) include:

  • Tingling and numbness in fingers
  • Temporary loss of sensation
  • Finger blanching (vibration white finger)
  • Permanent loss of sensation
  • Musco skeletal disorders

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Hand-Arm Vibration syndrome is now a regularly reported disease under RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations).

The Regulations require employers to:

  • Reduce exposure to harmful levels of vibration to a minimum
  • Assess the vibration risk to employees
  • Provide information and training to those exposed
  • Implement measures to reduce exposure
  • Provide health surveillance when action levels are reached in order to ensure exposure is below the exposure limit value (ELV)

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IEC offers the specialist measurement and evaluation services in order to ensure transmitted vibration to employees is controlled.

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