582. Operations involving vibration; in general.

(iv)     Operations Involving Vibration

582.     Operations involving vibration; in general.

The health risks of using hand-held equipment in operations involving vibration have been recognised for many years1 and the medical condition which may arise is a notifiable occupational disease2. Employers have a duty to limit a worker's exposure to such risks under their general common law duty of care3 and the statutory duty to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of their employees4. A European Union directive has now laid down minimum requirements for