MEL Health and Safety Consultants

Vibration Monitoring

Vibration Monitoring

Hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) is a wide spread industrial disease affecting thousands of workers, particularly those in the construction industry.   These can cause painful attacks, loss of grip strength in the hand, loss of dexterity and reduced blood flow to the extremities of the fingers.  The most common effect is known as Vibration White Finger (VWF).

Where people regularly work with vibrating equipment for prolonged periods there is likely to be a risk of injury.  With the invention of new technologies it is now possible to assess the dangers by measuring the vibration exposure.

M.E.L. has experienced consultants able to undertake vibration monitoring on a range of different work activities utilising the very latest vibration monitoring equipment.  From this we are able to produce realistic ‘time on trigger’ exposure results, enabling employers to manage the risk of vibration to employees and avoid expensive compensation claims.

If you would like to discuss vibration monitoring further, please contact a member of our expert consultancy team on 01708 555544.