3) Ignoring the prospect of HAVS
Like most things, you can bury your head in the sand for so long, yet without prevention methods, it probably will come to light, and it’s the same with HAVS. That’s why alongside reducing excessive tool usage and machinery with high vibration levels, it’s vital to follow good health practices onsite too.
One example of this is to encourage blood circulation by keeping you and your workers warm and dry, for example by wearing gloves, a hat, waterproofs and using heating pads if available. You could also try giving up or cutting down on smoking because smoking reduces blood flow, or even try massaging and exercising your fingers during work breaks.
In conclusion, overcoming these causes is key to ensuring you have a reliable and robust process for reducing the risks of HAVS as well as increasing your productivity onsite.
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