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Engineering firm fined £120,000

A Manchester engineering firm has been fined £120,000 with £7,241 costs for failing to control the risk to employees using hand held power tools from Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS).  An HSE inspector said: “This is a case of the company failing to protect workers using vibrating tools. Exposure to hand arm vibration is a well-known risk which the company failed to adequately control. The company also failed to ensure workers were looked after when symptoms did arise leading to further exposure”