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Vibration Survey

Vibration Surveys are conducted to evaluate your employee exposure to hand-arm and whole-body vibration against statutory requirements, and recommend corrective actions where necessary.

Exposure to vibration normally happens during the operation of machinery, such as hand tools or mobile equipment. Vibration and repeated impact loads on the human body can reduce comfort, increase fatigue, cause injury, interfere with effective performance and influence operational safety. Prolonged exposures can increase the potential for debilitating acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries.

Every employer should have a Vibration Survey conducted at their premises as required in terms of Section 8(2)(d) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Sections 5, 9 and 12 of the Mine Health and Safety Act.