What are the main provisions of The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Control of Vibration at Work) Regulations 2007?

The Regulations impose duties on employers to protect workers who may be exposed to risk from exposure to vibration at work.Β 

They apply to both hand- arm and whole-body vibration and include provisions covering: (a) action values and limit values for daily exposure to vibration; (b) risk assessment; (c) elimination or, where elimination is not reasonably practicable, reduction of exposure to vibration; (d) measures to reduce exposure to vibration to as low a level as is reasonably practicable; (e) actions to be taken at action values and limit values; (f) prohibition on exceeding limit values; (g) information, instruction and training; (h) health surveillance; and (i) consultation.


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