There are numerous reasons why controlling vibrations in construction work is important, including the need to keep the construction plans continuing without complaint from the public.
In 2019, Dacorum Borough Council was fined £100,000 after seven workers developed Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome. The investigation found that the council had failed to identify risks associated with the use of certain power tools and excessive use had resulted in the condition.
Construction is a noisy business; there’s no way to avoid it. However, there are different classification levels of noise pollution on construction sites, and some are more damaging than others.
Are you aware of the importance of controlling vibrations in construction? Eliminating or minimising the sources of noise pollution in construction is a highly effective way to mitigate risks to workers. However, this is not always feasible, so in this blog we will discuss the industrial noise control regulations and offer some tips on controlling noise pollution on construction sites.