SR 2016/401
21st November 2016
SR 2016/406
25th November 2016

Council fined £250,000 for causing worker’s hand arm vibration

A District Council has been fined £250,000 and was ordered to pay £18,325 in costs after a worker was left with permanent injured after being diagnosed with hard arm vibration (HAV). The council had not taken steps to eliminate or control the exposure of their workers to HAVs. They also failed to educate their workers on the risk and train them on how to control their exposure to the vibrations caused by the power tools.