This Guide provides information on how to manage risks associated with vibrating plant in the workplace, in particular hand-held power tools. A summary is available in the information sheet on Hand-Arm Vibration.
What is hand-arm vibration?
Hand–arm vibration (HAV) is vibration transmitted to a person’s hand and arm when using hand-held power tools and hand-guided machinery like powered lawn-mowers and while holding materials being processed by machines. HAV is commonly experienced by people who use jackhammers, chainsaws, grinders, drills, riveters and impact wrenches.
Topic: Workplace Vibration
Type: Model Code of Practice
Publication Date: 1/10/2015