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
- 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