Hand Arm and Whole Body Vibration
Hand-Arm and Whole-Body Vibration can produce serious negative impacts on the health of those who experience it. This kind of vibration is most common in environments such as construction sites where power tools are in use as part of everyday activities, although is found across various industries. Exposure to this type of vibration for long periods can induce what is called Hand-Arm vibration syndrome. This syndrome manifests itself in various forms which include tingling and numbness in the hands and fingers, vibration induced white-finger, arthritis or tendinitis.
To prevent such syndromes, governments and local authorities have restrictions in place for the levels of these vibrations permitted. Since these levels are determined by the intensity of the vibration, together with the time of exposure it is crucial to monitor these exposure times and their magnitude.
Xi undertake vibration monitoring using dose meters, such as the HAVmeter for long term compliance or HAVPro for short term monitoring. To ensure the campaigns fulfil the requirements and procedures required to yield quantifiable and quantitative data our team follows international standards such as Hand-arm vibration – The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005’’, BS 5228, BS 6472-1.