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Hand-arm vibration

The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005

Date of publication:
July 2019
Series code:

Hand-arm vibration or HAV is a widespread hazard for employees in many
industries and occupations. This second edition of L140 outlines what an
employer’s duties are under the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations
2005 as they relate specifically to HAV (HSE publication L141 deals with
whole-body vibration).

The book looks at the employer’s legal obligations to control risks to employees’
health and safety from exposure to HAV and to prevent HAV-related diseases such
as hand-arm vibration syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome. It covers the
management and control of the risks from HAV and how to protect employees,
with practical guidance on risk assessments, controlling vibration exposure and
arranging health surveillance.

The guidance is aimed at employers as well as those who advise employers,
such as health and safety professionals, vibration specialists and occupational
health professionals.

Updated: 2020-08-26