Hand Arm Vibration

Hand Arm Vibration Tests

Hand Arm Vibration (HAV) is a wide spread hazard for employees in many industries and occupations. HAV exposure at work can arise from the use of handheld power tools, hand-guided machinery, and hand-fed machines, such as angle grinders or lawnmowers. 


  • Offers Institute of Acoustics trained persons, competent in the management of occupational exposure to hand-arm vibration
  • Exposure assessment advice offered to relevant health and safety personnel within a company
  • PhD Associate Consultant in vibration for expert witness

HAV is an industrial disease which affects the blood vessels, nerves, muscles and joints of the hand, wrist and arm. This can become severely disabling if ignored. It's best known form is Vibration White Finger (VWF), which can be triggered by cold or wet weather, and cause severe pain. This service is offered in compliance with the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005.


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