Workplace Vibration Assessments
The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 implements the Physical Agents (Vibration) Directive (2002/44/EC). The aim of the Regulations is to ensure that the health of employees is suitably protected from vibration exposure received at work. The Regulations require employers to:
• assess the risks to employees from exposure to vibration at work
• take action to eliminate the vibration risk at source or reduce the risk to as low a level as is reasonably practicable
• provide health surveillance for employees whose health is identified as at risk from vibration exposure
• provide information, instruction and training to employees whose health is identified as at risk from vibration exposure.
Environmental Compliance’s occupational exposure specialists can undertake workplace vibration assessments. A typical assessment to comply with the Regulations would consist of:
• acceleration measurements (Arms, Amin, Amax, Aeq, Amp, peak, CFmp, CF and vibration dose value) for hand arm vibration or whole body vibration
• ascertain usage time and the effects of combined tool use
• discussions with relevant employees.
ECL provide full Vibration Assessments for both Hand Arm Vibration Assessments (HAV) and Whole Body Vibration Assessments (WBV) as per The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005. Reduce both HAV and WBV risks in your workplace with a vibration risk assessment from ECL.