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Hand Arm Vibration Testing

Extensive Hand Arm and Whole-Body Monitoring and Assessment Services from MMS.

Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome is more commonly known across Industry as ‘White Finger’. The legal name has been changed to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome because prolonged use of vibrating tools can cause long term damage to more than just fingers, for example; hands, arms and joints.

Exposure to vibration, and in particular hand arm vibration is thought to affect around 5 million workers, with about 40% or nearly 2 million of these considered to be at high risk of developing Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS).

By law, as an employer, you must assess and identify measures to eliminate or reduce risks from exposure to hand-arm vibration so that you can protect your workforce.

The Control of Vibration at Work Act 2005

Hand Arm Vibration problems can be avoided by monitoring the vibration levels in portable power tools and by controlling the time individuals operate them in a working period.

MMS can test all your on site hand operated machinery for acceptable levels of vibration and advise and report the period of time permitted by law that an individual may use it for. Tools such as:

Grinders
Drills
Polishers
Saws
Snips
Cutters

All come under the legislation which can be downloaded below.

HSE Hand Arm Vibration Legislation

Download and view an MMS Hand Arm Vibration Report example

MMS HAV Report

Hanger 1 Springfield Park
PO Box 612
Abingdon
Oxfordshire, UK
OX14 9GU

Call. +44 (0)1865 820454

News

Lin retires

Lin Skelton is well known to many of our customers as their first point of contact with MMS. But now, having put off retirement several times, she has finally decided that holidaying is better than working!

In the 12 years she has worked here she has taken on so many roles:- scheduler, training coordinator, order processor, PA, office manager etc. In fact there were very few tasks that Lin didn’t take on and all completed with a smile and her customary professionalism.

We shall miss you Lin but wish you the best for the future.