HAVS


Five workers develop HAVS after vibrating tool use

A property management and development organisation has been fined after five employees developed Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). 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 diagnosis leads to sentencing for firm and director

A rock drilling and cliff stabilisation firm and its director have been sentences after multiple workers were diagnosed with hand arm vibration syndrome. Read More

Second edition of L140 published: Hand-arm vibration

This second edition of L140, published by the HSE, outlines what an employer’s duties are under the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 as they relate specifically to HAV. Read More

Firm exposed workers to ‘uncontrolled’ HAVS for 10 years

A train refurbishment company has been sentenced after exposing workers to hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). Read More

Hand arm vibration breaches up a third on construction sites

The number of hand arm vibration breaches on British construction sites has risen by third in the last year, according to new figures from the Building Safety Group (BSG). 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

Contractor handed £500k hand-arm vibration fine

Contractor Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions Ltd has been prosecuted after workers were exposed to a debilitating health condition over a nine-year period. Read More

£30k fine for HAVS failures

A community housing association has been sentenced after it failed to effectively manage its employees’ exposure to Hand Arm Vibration Read More



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