This manual is designed to be an easy to understand practical guide to preventing HAVS - Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome and associated issues in the workplace. It is primarily used for any staff or contractors who use vibration causing machinery, such as, power tools and related equipment, machinery or polishing machines etc.
Regular use of vibration causing machinery and equipment can cause a number of hand and arm related injuries which can lead to serious medical conditions. It is vital that training is provided to minimise the risk of developing these conditions. This manual is used for staff inductions, training, refresher training and also provided to contractors who come onto company premises to undertake work.
The manual format is A5, 16 page, full colour, clearly written and illustrated and includes a Check Your Knowledge section to test understanding.
- What is HAVS?
- What are the risks?
- Who is most at risk?
- What increases the risk?
- How to recognise the symptoms
- The long term effects of HAVS
- Vibration White Finger
- Safe use of tools and equipment
- Keeping yourself healthy
- Minimising the risk
- Staying safe