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Cold weather and HAV’s

As you may have noticed, the cold weather has now set in.  Because of this we wanted to remind you and highlight the dangers around cold weather and HAVs (Hand, Arm Vibration).  HAV’s can happen at any time of the year due to overuse of vibrating equipment, such as polishers, drills, sanders etc.

During cold weather the risk of HAV’s increased due to poor circulation in the body caused by the cold.

We recommend regular breaks from the equipment across the day and keep warm (double layers etc).

For more information please see the link below to the HSE guidelines.

HSE Guidelines on HAV