Hand-arm vibration comes from the use of handheld power tools and can result in significant ill health. Whole-body vibration is transmitted through the seat or feet of employees who drive mobile machines, or other work vehicles, over rough and uneven surfaces as a main part of their job. Large shocks and jolts may cause health risks including backpain.
For further information refer to:
- Control of Vibration at Work Regulations
- Control of Vibration at Work Regulations (Northern Ireland)
Knowledge and understanding
Understand all associated hazard knowledge