|Document ID (ISN)||112424|
|Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Executive
||Evaluation of product documentation provided by suppliers of hand held power tools
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2009, vi, 29p. Illus. 38 ref.
||Evaluation_of_product_documentation_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
||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.
||United Kingdom; power-driven hand tools; information dissemination; safety and health documentation; health hazards
||vibration; limitation of exposure; safe working methods; public OSH institutions; report
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)
Safety and health information