Safety Safety Guidance

Guidance on the prevention of HAVS

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Published in December 2021 (Original guidance published in September 2015)

  • HAVS is the collective term for conditions caused by operation of Vibrating hand tools;
  • HAVS can cause permanent, ill health effects;
  • Employers must ensure that measures are in place to monitor exposure to Vibrating tools;
  • Simple steps can be taken, to ensure that workers are not exposed to excessive use of vibrating tools;