Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) is a condition that’s caused by prolonged use of vibrating tools such as hand held power tools or vibrating compacter. If contact with vibrating tools is a regular part of an employee’s job, it can lead to permanent ill health.
|HAVS - Tier 1||£25.00|
|HAVS - Tier 2||£25.00|
|HAVS - Tier 3||£125.00|
|HAVS - Tier 4 (including report)||£285.00|
Legal Requirements for HAVS
The HSE recommends a 5 stage approach to handling HAVS. The first stage involves an assessment before an employee begins exposure to vibrating tools. The second stage is a self assessment. The third stage kicks in after 3 years of continuous exposure to vibrating tools. Stage 4 involves formal diagnosis and stage 5 involves optional standardised HAVS tests.
If an employee reports no symptoms of HAVS after 3 years of frequent exposure or if symptoms show up for the first time, the HSE recommends HAVS medicals carried out by HSE accredited medical practitioners.
How We Can Help
The Doctors and Nurses at Newcastle Health Premier are specifically trained in managing HAVS and have undergone the Faculty of Occupational Health approved training. We will work with you to create a system for carrying out Tier 1 and Tier 2 assessments. Our Nurses are fully qualified to administer Tier 3 assessments.
Our Doctors are fully qualified and trained in Stage 4 assessments. At every stage of the HAVS medicals, we will provide recommendations for each employee along with the relevant certificates.
Arranging an appointment couldn’t be easier, simply contact our customer service team on 0191 605 3140
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