Control of Vibration at Work Regulations


Buildings material manufacturer fined for health and safety failings

A buildings material manufacturer has been sentenced after a worker was diagnosed with HAVS after repeatedly using vibrating tools above the recommended limits; and a second worker sustained electrical burns in a separate incident. Read More

Housing association sentenced after employees suffer debilitating nerve damage

Liverpool housing association company Onward Homes Ltd has been fined after four employees developed a debilitating nerve condition over a period of several years. Read More

How does HAVS impact the rail sector?

Mary Cameron, Team Leader within SOCOTEC’s Occupational Hygiene team, discusses the impact that HAV exposure has on employees within the rail sector and the actions that organisations can take to effectively reduce and eliminate exposure. Read More

Not so good vibrations – Prosecutions for failures to adequately manage the risks from vibration remain a priority for the HSE

Amy Sadro, Principal Associate in Eversheds Sutherland’s Environment, Health and Safety Team and Dr Chris Nelson, a Principal Consultant and specialist Read More

Performing health/medical surveillance: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The HSE has issued guidance for occupational health providers, appointed doctors and employers. In the light of advice from Public Health England on COVID-19, HSE has set out in the guidance, what it describes as a proportionate and flexible approach to enable health/medical surveillance to continue. Read More

Dacorum Borough Council fined after exposing team of workers to HAVS

Dacorum Borough Council has been fined for exposing seven grounds maintenance workers to Hand Arm Vibration (HAVS), which was caused by excessive use of power tools. Read More

HAVS: Firm fined for putting workers’ health at risk

HSE found no measures had been put in place to control exposure to vibration when using pneumatic tools and nothing was implemented to control workers’ exposure to respirable crystalline silica while stripping and replacing furnace linings. Read More

British Airways subsidiary company failed to identify HAVS risk

HSE: “Unless vibration is identified and properly assessed, an employer won’t know the level of risk, and whether action is needed to protect workers." Read More

Company fined £120k for Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome risk

It also failed to ensure employees given sufficient training on the effects of working with vibrating hand tools. Read More



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