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Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome

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The Centre for Workplace Health (CWH) at the Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) in Buxton is a specialist tertiary referral centre for the investigation of workplace ill health.

The CWH offers a clinical examination to include standardised tests for the evaluation of workers with hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), or suspected HAVS, with or without carpal tunnel syndrome, for Tier 5 health surveillance or for the investigation of complex cases.

Information about health surveillance for workers exposed to hand arm vibration can be found on the HSE website .


For more information about the Tier 5 assessment, please click here.


For information about two or one day training courses in HAVS, please click here.

If you would like to discuss a case, or to make a referral please contact the CWH on 0203 3028 3706 or e-mail




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