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Hand Arm Vibration: Hazard Labels, Signs & Tags

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Hand arm vibration syndrome is a common workplace injury, often sustained by workers who use vibrating power tools for extended periods of time. Symptoms include numbness, hands changing colour, and a loss of dexterity and movement in the affected hand.

To minimise the risk of hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) in your workplace, all vibrating machinery and equipment should be assessed and labelled to identify any potential risks. You may also consider putting up vibration hazard signs on your premises to remind workers of best practices.

You may be at risk of HAVS if you use any of the following items:

  • Chainsaws or hedge trimmers
  • Chipping hammers
  • Concrete breakers
  • Electric mowers
  • Hammer drills
  • Needle guns

Here at Label Source, we supply a wide range of signs, labels, and tags for the marking of potential vibration hazards. These products can be used to identify  the risk level associated with any given piece of equipment; they also quantify safe time limits for the use of such items (as stated in the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 and the European directive 2002/44/EC.

Choose from the following products: 


Low risk assessment label.
Low risk assessment label.
Part of our hazard warning safety sign range. Low risk assessment label. Risk assessment on equipment or tool less than 5m/s2 rating.
Price From: £6.06 (inc VAT)
(£5.05 ex VAT)

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Medium risk assessment label.
Medium risk assessment label.
Part of our hazard warning safety sign range. Medium risk assessment label. Risk assessment on equipment or tool between 5m/s2 and 10m/s2.
Price From: £6.06 (inc VAT)
(£5.05 ex VAT)

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High risk assessment label.
High risk assessment label.
Part of our hazard warning safety sign range. High risk assessment label. Risk assessment on equipment or tool more than 10m/s2 rating.
Price From: £6.06 (inc VAT)
(£5.05 ex VAT)

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Warning high vibration risk (per day) label.
Warning high vibration risk (per day) label.
Part of our hazard warning safety sign range. Warning high vibration risk label. Add safe maximum number of minutes per day.
Price From: £8.10 (inc VAT)
(£6.75 ex VAT)

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Warning high vibration risk label.
Warning high vibration risk label.
Warning high vibration risk label.
Price From: £8.10 (inc VAT)
(£6.75 ex VAT)

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Warning high vibration risk (per week) label.
Warning high vibration risk (per week) label.
Part of our hazard warning safety sign range. Warning high vibration risk label. Add safe maximum number of minutes per week.
Price From: £8.10 (inc VAT)
(£6.75 ex VAT)

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Warning high vibration risk, anti-vibration gloves label.
Warning high vibration risk, anti-vibration gloves label.
Part of our hazard warning safety sign range. Warning high vibration risk, anti-vibration gloves must be worn when operating this machinery.
Hand arm vibration safety levels sign.
Hand arm vibration safety levels sign.
Part of our hazard warning safety sign range. Hand arm vibration safety levels sign, with low, medium and high classification details.
Price From: £12.00 (inc VAT)
(£10.00 ex VAT)

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Hand and arm vibration inspection tag.
Hand and arm vibration inspection tag.
Part of our hazard warning safety sign range. Hand and arm vibration inspection tag.
Price From: £21.54 (inc VAT)
(£17.95 ex VAT)

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Carry Out a Hand Arm Vibration Risk Assessment Today

Conducting a thorough vibration risk assessment is essential for minimising the risk of HAVS in your place of work. We particularly recommend this if you work in any of the following high-risk industries:

  • Construction
  • Forestry
  • Heavy engineering
  • Mining
  • Foundry
  • Motor vehicle manufacture/repair
  • Shipbuilding and repair
  • Public utilities

All hand-held machinery should be assessed for vibration hazards; our triangular assessment labels can then be used to identify the hazard level and recommended daily usage to your workforce. 

For more information about hand arm vibration syndrome and how Label Source can help you to prevent it, contact us now.