Hand, Arm, Vibration Assessment and Testing


Hand, Arm, Vibration Assessment and Testing

HAVS (hand arm vibration syndrome) assessments are used to determine if employees have physical health symptoms secondary to working with handheld vibrating tools or hand-fed vibration equipment.

Where regular assessments are not completed, there is a risk of damage to the nerves and circulation which can progress to become permanent and debilitating – thereby increasing employer liability, litigation costs and business insurance premiums.

We offer tier 1 to 4 health surveillance for HAVS according to the HSE guidelines.

HAVS surveillance takes approximately 20 minutes and includes:

  • A confidential questionnaire
  • History of vibration exposure
  • Hand examination
  • Counseling
  • Referral to a specialist medical consultant if necessary
  • A record sheet for managers which will satisfy HSE requirements

The purpose of Hand Arm Vibration health surveillance is to:

  • Identify anyone exposed or about to be exposed to hand-arm vibration who may be at particular risk, for example people with blood circulatory diseases such as Raynaud’s Disease.
  • To identify any vibration-related disease at an early stage in employees regularly exposed to hand-held vibration.
  • To help prevent disease progression and eventually disability.
  • To help people stay in work.
  • To check the effectiveness of control measures


Tier 1 and 2       £30 + vat per person

Please contact us for Tier 3 and 4 prices and On-Site Assessments.