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Document ID (ISN)112424
CIS number 12-0277
Year 2009
Convention or series no. RR 714
Author(s) Yeomans L.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Evaluation of product documentation provided by suppliers of hand held power tools
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2009, vi, 29p. Illus. 38 ref.
Internet access Evaluation_of_product_documentation_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
Abstract This project aimed to assess the legibility, readability and clarity of the user documentation provided by suppliers, and to identify examples of good practice in the design of safety and health information for hand held power tools. A sample of ten user documents provided by manufacturers and suppliers of professional hand held power tools were assessed against research-based guidelines for effective written risk communication. This study identified some examples of effective risk communication in the product manuals and leaflets evaluated. However, there were areas where the documentation could be improved concerning legibility, conspicuity, readability, recall and encouraging user compliance.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; power-driven hand tools; information dissemination; safety and health documentation; health hazards
Descriptors (secondary) vibration; limitation of exposure; safe working methods; public OSH institutions; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Vibration
Safety and health information