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

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Anti-Vibration Glove Assessment in Relation to Work with Strimmers

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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.