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 Measure and Assessment Hand Arm

This Guide provides information for occupational hygienists, ergonomists and other professionals involved in the measurement and assessment of workplace vibration exposures from vibrating plant, in particular hand-held and hand-guided power tools. It also provides technical information on how exposures are to be measured and calculated.

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. HAV can occur when using hand-guided plant like powered lawnmowers and while holding materials being processed by plant. HAV is commonly experienced by people who use jack-hammers, chainsaws, grinders, drills, riveters and impact wrenches.

Publication Information

Topic: Measure and Assess Hand Arm VIbration
Type: Model Code of Practice
Industry: General
Publication Date: 01/10/2015

Publications

ISBN Title / Download File Format File Size
GuidetoMeasuringAssessingHandArmVibration 1_GuidetoMeasuringAssessingHandArmVibration.pdf PDF 1.68 MB