Contract notice: Supply of Hand Arm Vibration Monitors.
Network Rail wishes to purchase Hand Arm Vibration Monitors which will measure and record the vibration and exposure levels experienced by its employees.
It comes as a 44-yearold Gateshead man won compensation after developing Hand Arm
Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) because of his work.
The condition is also known as Hand Arm
Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) as the condition can easily affect the rest of the arm.
Gary Knight, 55, from Birkenhead, developed Hand Arm
Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) during his 33-year career as a gardener for Wirral Borough Council.
Claire Hodgson specialises in cases of hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), typically known as vibration white finger, as well as noise-induced hearing loss, asbestosis, mesothelioma and other conditions caused at work.
She also jointly runs the HAVS Symposium, which hosts national training conferences to keep solicitors specialising in hand arm vibration syndrome up to date with changes and to share best practice.
It has focussed on a variety of issues, including Hand Arm
Vibration Syndrome from power tools and the dangers of working at height.
NIOSH CRITERIA FOR A RECOMMENDED STANDARD: OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE TO HAND ARM
Last week, Speedy launched a national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of hand arm
vibration syndrome (HAVS).
The Working at Height law, which came into effect in April of this year, and the Hand Arm
Vibration directive, brought in six months ago, have both impacted strongly on Speedy.
He has brown eyes and short brown hair, and has extensive burns to his hand arm