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Healthy Handling 2005: Hand-held vibrating tools

Power tools can cause hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) eg white finger, and/or hearing loss.

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Hand-held vibrating equipment and tools

Vibration white finger and noise induced hearing loss can be caused by use of hand held vibrating equipment and tools

HSE Inspectors will expect to find:

  • information on vibration and noise levels from manufacturers and hire companies;
  • risk assessments carried out using the levels to determine safe periods of exposure;
  • equipment and tools kept in good condition by effective maintenance systems.

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Updated 2013-03-18