Health and Safety Executive

Hand-arm vibration

Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) can be caused by using hand-held power tools for prolonged periods of time.

It is a painful, disabling disease of the hands affecting blood vessels, nerves and joints.

HSE’s guidance book Hand-arm vibration (L140) covers the management and control of the risks from exposure and how to protect employees.

Download a copy: Hand-arm vibration (L140)