Codes of Practice
Hand Arm Vibration Information Sheet
This Information Sheet provides advice on how to manage the risk of hand-arm vibration (HAV) in the workplace.
Workers using hand-held power tools may be exposed to harmful levels of HAV.
By minimising vibration exposure you can reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders.
What is hand–arm vibration?
HAV is vibration transmitted to the hand and arm when using hand-held power tools, and handguided machinery like powered lawn-mowers and while holding materials being processed by machines. HAV is commonly experienced by people who use jack-hammers, chainsaws, grinders, drills, riveters and impact wrenches.
Topic: Hand Arm Vibration Information Sheet
Type: Model Code of Practice
Publication Date: 01/10/2015
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