Workplace Vibration Assessment

Controlling exposure to vibration at work

Excessive vibrations can be linked to a variety of ill health effects such as vibration white finger, disabling hand-arm symptoms and back issues. A Risk Assessment is needed when any employee is likely to be exposed to daily hand-arm or whole-body levels at or above the A8 exposure action value. 

We can help you:

We specialise in advising companies on compliance with The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations.

Hand Arm Vibration Assessment

We undertake assessments with fully calibrated equipment and follow the following guidance:

  • The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005.
  • Health and Safety Executive Guidance – L140 Hand Arm Vibration.
  • BS EN ISO 5349-1: 2001 Mechanical vibration. Measurement and evaluation of human exposure to hand-transmitted vibration. General requirements.

We take measurements from the handle of the vibrating tool, or from the plant/equipment. These are used, along with the time that hands/body are exposed to the measured vibration.

Our experience:

Our Chartered Health & Safety professionals have undergone additional training including the Institute of Acoustics Diploma. This ensures both practical advice and a high level of competence.

If you would like more information, please get in touch.

We found all the staff of FPA very professional and extremely competent, the service was complemented by knowledgeable technical advice from experienced Consultants. FPA went out of their way to provide flexible support, accommodating and working round our stringent production requirements thus enabling us to implement the required systems and documentation with minimum disruption to our business. A job well done team.

Tim Cresswell, Power Generation Services Manager

NDT Services

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JKP Metal Packaging Solutions achieve ISO 9001

JKP Metal Packaging Solutions is an independent family business, manufacturing tinplate components for the metals packaging sector in a modern factory setting in North Nottinghamshire. This case study explains how FPA Consulting assisted them to achieve ISO 9001 accreditation.

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