583. Protection from exposure to vibration at work: risk assessment.

583.     Protection from exposure to vibration at work: risk assessment.

Duties are placed on employers with a view to protecting their employees against risk to their health and safety arising from exposure to vibration at work1. Exposure limits and action values are imposed for hand-arm vibration2 and whole body vibration3. An employer who carries out work which is liable to expose any of his employees to risk from vibration must make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risk created by that work to the health and safety of those employees, and the risk assessment must identify