The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 require employers to control the exposure of their employees to vibration at work. Exposure to vibration through the hand and arm can result in diseases such as hand-arm vibration syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome.
To help employers comply with the regulations the HSE publish an approved code of practice on the regulations.
The current code of practice has recently been revised in line with changes to related legislation, technical advances and experience. The HSE state that while their policy on the control of hand arm vibration has not changed the code of practice has been modified to emphasise control of exposure.
The revised code of practice can be downloaded from the HSE’s website at: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l140.htm
Please speak to your normal PIB Risk management contact or get in touch using email@example.com if you have any questions about controlling exposure to vibration or if you would like to arrange a vibration assessment for your workplace.