Avoid Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) – Replace a hazardous process with a non-hazardous one

Here is a great video which shows how advancement in modern technology has negated the need for chainsaw use when logging/felling, and demonstrates the replacement of a hazardous hand arm vibration process with a non-hazardous one.

See the following video:

It would set a fine example for the business to demonstrate to their staff a method of risk control that they have implemented when providing HAV Information, Instruction and Training (IIT). The provision of IIT is an obligation if staff are shown to be at risk from HAVS.

Other IIT examples to explain to staff as implemented risk control measures are as follows:

  • training of operators to use equipment with grip forces which minimise vibration transmission.
  • to encourage the reporting of equipment in poor condition which can generate higher vibration levels.
  • reducing exposure time by an organisational process, i.e. ‘job rotation’.

What else should be included in HAV IIT? You have an opportunity to find out by receiving a free downloadable guide. Click here to download your free copy.