Research and analysis

Anti-vibration glove assessment in relation to work with strimmers

Review of apporproate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in relation to work with strimmers

Documents

Anti-Vibration Glove Assessment in Relation to Work with Strimmers

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Anti-Vibration Glove Assessment in Relation to Work with Strimmers

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Detail

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.