A nurse is touching cotton wool on someone's hand to test for HAVS

In today’s fast-paced work environments, the health and safety of employees should always be a top priority. However, amidst the hustle and bustle of daily operations, some hazards may go unnoticed until they pose a significant risk to workers’ well-being. One such hazard is Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), a serious occupational health concern that affects individuals exposed to vibrating tools and machinery.


Understanding HAVS

HAVS is a condition that primarily affects workers who regularly use hand-held vibrating tools or machinery in their line of work. Over time, continuous exposure to vibrations can consequently lead to a range of debilitating symptoms. This includes numbness, tingling, and reduced dexterity in the hands and arms. In severe cases, this condition can cause permanent nerve damage and significantly impact an individual’s quality of life.


The Importance of Early Intervention

Recognising the signs and symptoms of HAVS is crucial for preventing its progression and minimising its impact on workers’ health. That’s where specialised appointments offered by Acorn Occupational Health come in. Our dedicated HAVS screenings are designed to assess and mitigate the risks associated with prolonged exposure to hand-arm vibrations.


Expert Evaluation and Prevention

At Acorn, our team of expert clinicians conduct thorough evaluations to identify potential HAVS cases early on. By leveraging their expertise and diagnostic tools, we can therefore pinpoint any signs of HAVS and recommend appropriate interventions to prevent further harm. Through timely intervention and preventive measures, we aim to safeguard the health and well-being of your workforce.


Ensuring Compliance and Productivity

Prioritising HAVS screenings not only protects your employees’ health but also ensures regulatory compliance and minimises disruptions to productivity. By proactively addressing occupational hazards like this condition, businesses therefore demonstrate their commitment to creating safe and healthy work environments for their teams.


Take Action Today

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Schedule your HAVS appointments with Acorn Occupational Health today and prioritise the health of your team. Contact us on 01260 277797 or email us at website@acornoh.co.uk to learn more.

Want to know more about the Occupational Health services we provide at Acorn, and how they could benefit your business and your employees? Please get in touch.