Your employer has a duty to make sure that you are not exposed to levels of vibration that can cause damage to your health. They must make sure of the following.
- Your risk of exposure to vibration is assessed.
- The following measures are put in place to control vibration.
- Buy equipment that produces the lowest levels of vibration.
- Choose work methods that avoid exposing workers to vibration, such as the use of machine mounted rather than hand-held breakers.
- Make sure that equipment is well-maintained and attachments (such as bits and discs) are not too worn.
- Limit the time you use vibrating equipment, so that you do not receive a potentially damaging vibration dose, and provide you with information on usage limits (trigger times).
- You are given information and training so that you know the risks from vibration.
- Health surveillance begins if you are exposed to significant levels of vibration.