Eagle Plant offers a range of safety information, giving assistance to allow customers and its employees to be able to assess hazards and in turn implement the control measures that may be needed.
On this site, symbols for the relevant hazards are shown on the equipment description pages. These symbols are purely advisory and the customer should carry out their own risk assessment to assess exactly what PPE is required. An explanation of these symbols is shown below:
Safety Boots Required Eye Protection Required Hand Vibration Produced
Safety Gloves Required Safety Helmet Required Ear Defenders Required
Welding Mask Required Breathing Protection Required
Residual Current Device (RCD) Required
Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005
The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 (the Vibration Regulations), came into force on 6 July 2005 and aims to protect workers from risks to health from vibration.
The regulations introduced action and limit values for hand-arm and whole-body vibration.
The regulations introduced an
• Exposure action value of 2.5m/s2 A(B) at which level employers should introduce technical and organisational measures to reduce exposure.
• Exposure limit value of 5.0m/s2 A(B) which should not be exceeded.
The regulations also allow a transitional period from the exposure limit value for hand-arm vibration until 2010 to allow work activities, where the use of older tools and machinery cannot keep exposures below the exposure limit value, to continue in certain circumstances.
In order to assist our customers there are two links provided below from the HSE website and the HAE website which can assist you with further information: