Vibration Measuring

It is important to avoid vibration disturbance to neighbours and the local community, as well as minimising the impact upon operatives.

Vibration should be monitored and measured on site, to ensure that it is minimised as much as possible.

The use of safety PPE and tools, to measure vibration, can be particularly effective.

  • One site piloted the use of a measuring tool that was attached to special gloves;
  • The tool measured the degree of vibration encountered when operating machinery/ tools;
  • The tool also had sensors that provided a traffic light warning system that could be downloaded to provide later analysis;
  • The use of hand and arm vibration measuring devices ensures safe levels of machinery use.

The aim was to identify activities where impact was greatest and plan preventative action more intelligently.

To find out more about the dangers of hand and arm vibration, and alternative methods to help reduce vibration on site, please visit the HSE website by clicking the resource button below.

HSE Guidance on Hand-Arm Vibration at Work

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Considerate Constructors Scheme, Site Registration Examples of Innovation, 2014; Considerate Constructors Scheme Gold Citations/Costain Ltd, Port Talbot PDR Phase 2, 2014.

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