Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAV’s) Testing from £95 ( Tier 3 & Tier 4)
(Tier 1 & Tier 2 assessments from £40)
An important health and safety issue facing many heavy-industry and construction workers is the risk of vibration injury from certain handheld tools that leads to a condition called hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAV’S).
We provide HAV’s testing as part of our comprehensive Health Surveillance programme. Tools that are most likely to create risk include chainsaws, grinders, jack-hammers, floor polishers and impact drills. The occupations that involve regular and frequent exposure to vibration include but are not limited to:
- Automotive industry
- Ship building and repair
HAV’S is often a painful medical condition that can impact on the everyday lives of those affected by it. HAV’S symptoms include:
- Numbness and tingling in the fingers
- Reduced sense of touch and temperature
- Blanching of the fingers, sometimes known as vibration white finger
The objective of health surveillance for HAV’S is to safeguard the health of employees and ensure the effectiveness of a company’s existing control measures.
Health surveillance must take place when:
- Employees are regularly exposed to hand transmitted vibration (HTV) above the action value of 2.5 minutes over a standard 8 hour day.
- If an employee is occasionally exposed to HTV above the action value and the risk assessment identifies that this exposure may pose a risk to health
- If an employee has a previous diagnosis of HAVS.
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