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Vibration

Hazard Knowledge

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.

See: The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005