For anyone who thinks Whole Body Vibration (WBV) just causes back pain, this piece in Rail Professional magazine highlights the full extent of potential symptoms – including brain injury, cardiovascular conditions, spinal trauma and reproductive organ damage.
Now here’s the thing – the law is very clear on employers’ duties around safeguarding their people from WBV. Yet because (historically) it’s been difficult to monitor, most employers simply don’t bother.
But that’s no longer the case – so should WBV monitoring become standard practice, just like Hand Arm Vibration monitoring? If you’re thinking ‘no’, take another look at that list of symptoms.
Q2 measures both Hand Arm and Whole Body Vibration.