How to manage the risk of hand-arm vibration

Regular, sustained use of certain hand-held tools can lead to a range of debilitating health conditions unless appropriate precautions are observed. Any organisation that carries out activities which require employees to use such tools needs to carefully assess the risks and put the right safeguards in place. Failure to do so can leave organisations at risk of facing sizeable personal injury claims and health and safety fines.

This article provides information on hand-arm vibration syndrome and the steps organisations can take to reduce the risk of hand-arm vibration claims and fines.