The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 requires companies to assess the risk of injuries caused by exposure to vibration in the workplace, and this includes vibration transmitted through the seat or feet of employees who operate large vibration machinery such as tractors, forklift truck and earth moving machinery - this is known as Whole Body Vibration. Read More: What is Whole Body Vibration?
Employers need to find ways to eliminate or to reduce exposure to vibration to as low as reasonably practicable. The two guidelines to remember, like with Noise at Work and with Hand Arm Vibration, are the Exposure Action Value and the Exposure Limit Value.
The most common way of measuring whole body vibration levels is by using a vibration meter with a seat pad accelerometer.
In this category you will find a selection of Whole Body Vibration meters, dedicated instruments for measuring the body vibration levels of operators of machinery etc.
The Exposure Action Value is set at 0.5 m/s2 A(8), and is the level where employers should introduce control methods to reduce exposure.
The Exposure Limit Value is set at 1.15 m/s2 A(8) and is the level which should not be exceeded.