If your business uses hand held power tools your employees are at risk from Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). This is painful, serious and disabling condition but is preventable. However once the damage is done, it is permanent damage. It is also a reportable condition to RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995).

If your employees are regularly exposed above the Exposure Action Value (details can be found at HSE website) you are required to provide health surveillance for these employees.

Health surveillance is vital to detect early possible signs of damage. Haven OHS offer a screening service conducted by a competent qualified practitioner. Please Contact Us for further information.