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What is Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome?

Put simply, Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome, also referred to HAVS, occurs as a result of spending long periods of time working with vibrating equipment. The vibrations can cause damage to nerves and muscles and the result is often painful and debilitating. Early Symptoms...

Manual Handling failures cost company £183,000

A car component manufacturing company has been fined £183,340 and ordered to pay costs of over £21,000 after six workers suffered back injuries from repeatedly lifting heavy car engine parts by hand. The Health and Safety Executive had received six reports of workers...

Hand Arm Vibration costs Council £250,000

Thanet District Council has been fined £250,000 after one of its workers was left with permanent injuries after being diagnosed with Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome, also referred to HAVs. Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome is usually brought on by repeated and prolonged use of...