< Hand and Arm Vibration

Health and Safety Consultancy Services for SMEs in Birmingham, West Midlands and beyond

How to manage Hand and Arm Vibration Syndrome in construction

How to manage Hand and Arm Vibration Syndrome in construction On site machinery poses all kinds of risks asides from the obvious. Most risk assessments will account for crush-type injuries, but do yours consider long term risks associated with equipment use? What is HAVS? Just as extended exposure to dust causes all manner of respiratory… Read the Full Post

Posted in Blog | Tagged , | Leave a comment

2 Million People at Risk – Do Your Workers Have HAVS?

What is Hand and Arm Vibration Syndrome At a glance it may seem vibrations from power tools are a minor concern, but too much and you can develop serious and debilitating conditions – like hand-arm Vibration syndrome (HAVS) or carpel tunnel syndrome. Their more unpleasant nicknames illustrate better how bad these injuries are – ‘vibration… Read the Full Post

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Permanent Damage to Nerves of Worker Could Have Been Prevented

On 25 March 2013 GKN Aerospace was fined after they failed to ensure the safety of their employees for a minimum of six years. As a result of their failings multiple employees have been left with damage to their nerves and the damage is permanent. Vibration Tools Led to Damage of the Nerves and Circulation… Read the Full Post

Posted in Construction health and safety | Tagged , , | Leave a comment
Latest Blog Posts
Can you legally take time off because of hot weather? Can you legally take time off because of hot weather? Summer is certainly here – is there a legal limit when it comes to... Read More
When employees sabotage their own health and safety When employees sabotage their own health and safety A group of builders has found a loophole in the rules banning shorts on their site... Read More
Could biometric technology help improve construction health and safety Could biometric technology help improve construction health and safety Although it has existed for years, biometrics technology has been restricted to projects requiring the... Read More
Follow all of the latest Veritas Consulting news on our RSS feed