HAVS


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

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

£200k fine following HAVS cases

A pipe manufacturing company based in Newport has been fined for safety failings after seven reported cases of Hand Arm Read More

Exposure to vibration lands companies in court

Two Derbyshire-based construction firms have been sentenced to fines totalling nearly £300,000 for safety breaches as a result of separate Read More

Throwback Thursday: HAVS

In May 1990, SHP published an article on hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) and how difficult it could be to assess, Read More



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