Legal Obligations

What do the Regulations require employers to do?

The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations require you to:

  • assess the vibration risk to your employees;
  • decide if they are likely to be exposed above the daily exposure action value (EAV) and if they are: - introduce a programme of controls to eliminate risk, or reduce exposure to as low a level as is reasonably practicable; - provide health surveillance (regular health checks) to those employees who continue to be regularly exposed above the action value or otherwise continue to be at risk; decide if they are likely to be exposed above the daily exposure limit value (ELV) and if they are: - take immediate action to reduce their exposure below the limit value; provide information and training to employees on health risks and the actions you are taking to control those risks; consult your trade union safety representative or employee representative on your proposals to control risk and to provide health surveillance;
  • keep a record of your risk assessment and control actions;
  • keep health records for employees under health surveillance;
  • review and update your risk assessment regularly.

Read more about Exposure Action Values.

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