Guidance on the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 is provided in:
Please be aware: we have deleted the following sentence from this online version of INDG175 "However, if the only information available to you is the vibration emission declared in the equipment's handbook, it may be safer to double this figure before using it for estimating daily exposures." (this was the final sentence of the second paragraph under 'Estimating exposure'). This sentence has been deleted because manufacturers are now working to new Standard tests written to address the requirements of the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 implemented on 29 December 2009. These new Standard tests are intended both to facilitate comparison of the vibration emissions of different models of equipment and to be suitable for initial estimates of exposure. You will still need to check with the manufacturer that the vibration emission declared in the instruction manual is representative of your normal use of the equipment.
Another requirement of the new Regulations is that sales literature describing the performance characteristics of machinery must contain the same information on vibration emissions as is contained in the instructions. Advice on the vibration requirements of the new Regulations will be added to HSE guidance in due course.