HAVS


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

£100k fine for health surveillance failings leading to HAVS

A South Wales Housing Association has been fined for exposing several workers to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). Read More

Council fined £150k for HAVS negligence

Wrexham County Borough Council has been fined after a 57-year old man was diagnosed with Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome. Read More

Vibration in the workplace: Are you at risk?

Hand Arm Vibration (HAV) syndrome is a big risk for workers across the UK. Read More

42% increase in hand arm vibration non-compliance, says report

Building Safety Group, the UK’s largest construction safety group, has reported a 42% rise in the number of ‘Hand Arm Read More

British Airways sentenced over HAVS

British Airways PLC has been prosecuted for not protecting their workers from hand arm vibrations. Paisley Sheriff Court heard how Read More

£250,000 fine for hand arm vibration syndrome

A council has been fined £250,000 after a worker was diagnosed with hand arm vibration syndrome. The worker was left Read More



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