Hand Arm Vibration
Regular exposure to vibration from hand-held
tools or vibrating equipment can cause several kinds of injury to
the hands and arms and can cause permanent damage. It is estimated
that up to 300,000 working days are lost each year in the UK due to
hand-arm disability related absences. Together these injuries are
known as 'hand arm vibration syndrome'.
HSL provides information, knowledge and solutions
to help protect your workers from hand arm vibration.
Our services include measurement, analysis and research
related to workplace vibration exposure, especially in demanding
conditions requiring specialist measurement techniques.
We have a wealth of experience and expertise in the
assessment of hand arm vibration in most industrial environments,
which enables us to develop effective vibration control strategies
for our customers.
Our research provides information to standards bodies, and is
incorporated into many British, European and international
You can also draw
on our expertise through the training that we deliver for
managers and staff on awareness, management and control of hand arm
information regarding our HAVS Tier 5 Assessment service, please
follow this link.
Over one million workers in the UK are thought to
be at risk of hearing damage from noise at work. Jobs that place
people at risk are not just in heavy industry; they can be as
varied as entertainment, textiles manufacture or forestry. HSL can
help you to understand and tackle your workplace noise issues,
particularly the more difficult or complex
We have extensive experience of noise
measurement. We measure and assess all types of workplace noise
from machinery, tools, vehicles, audio headsets, or under crash
helmets and hearing protectors. We also provide advice on hearing
protection and assess the effectiveness of control
HSL has worked with a wide variety of clients
including the military, the police, motorcycle couriers and
forestry workers. Our highly qualified scientists are members of
the Institute of Acoustics and hold certificates of competency in
workplace noise assessment. They also have extensive experience of
investigating workplace accidents and take an active part in
standards-making and research worldwide.
We also offer training for managers and staff on
awareness, management and control of noise
As well as hand arm vibration and noise, we offer services in
related areas, including whole-body vibration exposure assessment,
ergonomic assessment and health surveillance.
To discuss your noise and vibration issues, please contact:
Sue Hewitt +44(0)203 028 2217 firstname.lastname@example.org