Review of apporproate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in relation to work with strimmers
The Environment Agency has a duty to undertake all measures reasonably practicable to protect its employees against exposure to hand-arm vibration and developing Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). A code of practice has been developed on the Control of Vibration on Hand-Held Power Tools. However, there is little information available on the subject of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) against hand-arm vibration. The Environment Agency therefore commissioned this research to be able to advise on the appropriate PPE for use by staff.