A recent query on health surveillance for hand-arm vibration answered by the British Safety Council’s member Information Service.

What health surveillance is required for employees who work with vibrating hand-held tools?

Under the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005, employers must provide health surveillance for employees if the risk assessment shows there is a risk to health from exposure to hand-arm vibration (HAV) from the use of hand-held power tools or from holding materials which vibrate while being processed by powered machines such as grinders.

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