Codes of Practice

The following model Codes of Practice have been finalised for implementation under the Intergovernmental Agreement for Regulatory and Operational Reform in Occupational Health and Safety.

NOTE : The following model Codes of Practice have been finalised for implementation under the Intergovernmental Agreement for Regulatory and Operational Reform in Occupational Health and Safety.

Codes of Practice

Workplace Vibration Exposure to Whole Body

This Guide provides information on how to manage risks associated with vibrating machinery in the workplace, and in particular whole-body vibration. A summary is available in the information sheet on Whole-Body Vibration.

 

What is whole-body vibration?
Whole-body vibration (WBV) is vibration transmitted to the whole body by the surface supporting it, for example through a seat or the floor. It is commonly experienced by drivers, operators and passengers in mobile plant when travelling over uneven surfaces. WBV may also be experienced while standing, for example standing on platforms attached to concrete crushing plant. WBV includes sharp impacts like shocks and jolts.  Exposure to WBV mainly occurs in vehicles used off-road or on un-sealed roads, for example
on farms and construction, mine and quarry sites. It can also occur in other places like in small, fast boats and in helicopters.  Most people who drive vehicles on surfaced roads in good repair are not likely to experience harmful levels of WBV. When road-going vehicles are used off road this activity may result in
higher levels of vibration.  

Publication Information

Topic: Workplace Vibration
Type: Model Code of Practice
Industry: General
Publication Date: 01/10/2015

Publications

ISBN Title / Download File Format File Size
GuidetoManagingRisksofExposuretoWholeBodyVibration GuidetoManagingRisksofExposuretoWholeBodyVibration.pdf PDF 242 KB