Kent Health & Safety Group Meeting. Delphi Diesel Systems Courteney Road Gillingham Kent. Session. Assessment and control of hand-arm vibration. What is in this session?. HAVS risk assessment Hierarchy of control Examples of practical control of risks from hand-arm vibration.
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Delphi Diesel Systems
Assessment and control of hand-arm vibration.
‘An assessment is adequate if it provides enough information to enable you to decide whether your employees’ exposures are likely to be above EAV or ELV and to take the most appropriate action to control the exposure.’
Helps to target the highest exposure processes (biggest gain)
More than 1 hour
More than 15 minutes
More than 2 hour
More than 1 hour
Think creatively about the job.
Put systems in place early.
Foundry furnace lining removal
New: Hydraulic push-out
Safer process with shorter down time
Old: Pneumatic pick
Slow process with exposure to noise, vibration, dust, heat
Eliminating the need for fettling
Green sand casting
Lost foam casting
In construction the biggest reduction in exposure can be achieved in the design stage – i.e., Construction (Design & Management Regulations 2007).
Is it the best tool for the job (suitability and efficiency)?
Ask the tool users?
Is it low vibration?
use manufacturers’ data to make first estimate of exposure;
Implement purchasing / hiring policy.Substitution ….
New liner fitted by expanding and bursting old pipe, which eliminates manual excavation and back-filling.
Initially, core holes are required in the concrete, to install the Burster wedge to begin the cracking process.