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Council fined £100,000 for exposing workers to Hand Arm Vibration (HAVS)

Luton Magistrates’ Court heard how Dacorum Borough Council reported seven cases of HAVS between May 2015 and June 2016, due to the excessive use of power tools. The affected employees were all part of its grounds maintenance and street care team, looking after the public spaces in Hertfordshire. The HSE’s investigation found that the council had neither […]

Furnace re-liner ignored vibration and silicosis risks

A manufacturer of monolithic refractory products that put workers at risk of developing hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) and silicosis has been fined. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) launched an investigation after Calderys UK reported in early 2017 that two employees had contracted HAVS at its Leeds production plant. It found that since 2006 there […]

£60k fine for furnace relining company after HAVS and COSHH risks

Furnace relining company, Calderys UK Ltd, has today been sentenced for failing to control exposure to both vibration and silica for its workers. Leeds Crown Court heard the company reported two cases of employees suffering Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) and during the subsequent Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation it was found that no measures […]

£80,000 fine for company who failed to recognise hand arm vibration risk

British Airways Avionic Engineering Limited has been fined for failing to assess the risk to workers from hand arm vibration. Cardiff Crown Court heard how people working at the company were exposed to vibration from use of a wet blasting cabinet and vibrating hand tools. It was not until late in 2013 that action was […]

Company fined £400,000 after workers exposed to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome

Nordam Europe Limited have been fined after workers were exposed to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). Cardiff Crown Court heard how around 100 employees of the company, which maintains and repairs aircraft components, were exposed to Hand Arm Vibration (HAV) and developed Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) over 22 years. At least 30 employees were […]