The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 is set out to prevent damage caused by vibration at work. Vibration induced medical conditions can include vascular disorders and long-term neurological and muscular damage.
Any employee that utilises hand held vibrating equipment such as grinders and drills may be exposed to unnecessary levels of hand-arm vibration. Employees that drive an onsite vehicle such as a fork lift truck may be exposed to excess levels of whole-body vibration.
Workplace Scientifics Ltd can support you in the assessment of the risks associated with vibration exposure. Vibration assessments can be undertaken for both hand-arm and whole-body vibration.
The assessment will identify whether employees are exposed to hand arm vibration at or above the exposure action value of 2.5m/s2 or at or above the exposure limit value of 5m/s2. Part of this assessment will establish vibration levels for the tools in use throughout the production areas.
For whole-body vibration assessments, Workplace Scientifics Ltd will identify whether employees are exposed to vibration magnitudes at or above the exposure action value of 0.5m/s2 or at or above the exposure limit value of 1.15m/s2.
Workplace Scientifics Ltd will provide you with support with the setting up and implementation of your Vibration Management Plan.