It’s estimated that 5 million people in the UK may be exposed to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). Regular and frequent exposure to HAVS can lead to permanent ill health.
HAVS is caused by vibrations from a work activity being transmitted into someone’s hands or arms, and can occur when an employee is:
The ELAS Occupational Health team can advise you on ways to protect your employees; perform HAVS testing and monitoring and provide any ongoing support needed.
Testing for Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome is a 5 tiered process, with different stages dependent on the severity of damage caused by the vibration.
Stages 1 and 2 will be carried out by an ELAS Occupational Health Technician.
Advanced Tier 2 will be carried out by an ELAS Occupational Health Advisor
Stage 3 will be carried out by an ELAS Occupational Health Advisor.
Stages 4 and 5 will be carried out by an accredited ELAS Occupational Health Physician.
Call our specialist team today on 0845 862 8040 to arrange HAVS assessments for your employees.