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Health & Safety

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 Safety Boots Required     Eye Protection Required Eye Protection Required     Hand Vibration Produced Hand Vibration Produced 

Safety Gloves Required Safety Gloves Required    Safety Helmet Required Safety Helmet Required     Ear Defenders Required Ear Defenders Required 

Welding Mask Required Welding Mask Required    Breathing Protection Required Breathing Protection Required

Residual Current Device (RCD) 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.

Hand-arm 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:

http://www.hse.gov.uk/vibration/hav/vibrationcalc.htm

and

http://www.hae.org.uk/pages/index.cfm?page_id=73&title=havs_data

Please contact your local branch on 0333 240 86 88 if you have any questions relating to Health and Safety or require further information.