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Document ID (ISN)111369
CIS number 11-0112
Year 2008
Convention or series no. HSE RR636
Author(s) Pitts P.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Whole-body vibration of ground-preparation activities in forestry
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2008, ii, 74p. Illus. 10 ref.
Internet access HSE_RR636.pdf [in English]
Abstract This report examines exposures to high levels of whole-body vibration during ground preparation activities in forestry work, where vehicles are used on a variety of off-road surfaces and where exposures are likely to be high. A sample of whole-body vibration exposure data was collected to indicate likely daily vibration exposures of drivers carrying out ground-preparation activities in forests, for comparison with the action and limit values given in the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005. Measurements of vibration were made at five forestry sites, chosen as being representative of the main ground types available and the various ground preparation techniques in use. Findings are discussed and recommendations aimed at reducing exposure levels are proposed.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; whole-body vibration; earthmoving equipment; forestry
Descriptors (secondary) vibration measurement; exposure evaluation; limitation of exposure; permissible levels; comment on directive; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Forestry and logging