Hand/Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

Hand-arm vibration syndrome can cause changes in touch sensitivity, permanent muscle weakness, numbness of fingers, or ‘white finger’ caused by working with vibrating tools.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is also a recognised symptom – but if detected early enough, changes to work practices may prevent mild symptoms from getting worse and eventually becoming a disability.

To check for HAVS, we help your employee to complete a questionnaire, including a full history of medical problems and previous vibration exposure in work or elsewhere. We will then give them practical advice on how to reduce the hazards associated with vibration injury and the signs/symptoms to look out for.