|Document ID (ISN)||111369|
|Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Executive
||Whole-body vibration of ground-preparation activities in forestry
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2008, ii, 74p. Illus. 10 ref.
||HSE_RR636.pdf [in English]
||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.
||United Kingdom; whole-body vibration; earthmoving equipment; forestry
||vibration measurement; exposure evaluation; limitation of exposure; permissible levels; comment on directive; report
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)
||Forestry and logging