From HAVS to HAV nots, with Satish Lakhiani | Safety And Risk Success Podcast



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Satish Lakhiani is a noise & vibration consultant with Essel Acoustics, where he helps businesses to protect staff from HAVS & hearing damage, to avoid civil claims, prosecution, and to comply with regulatory requirements.

Satish joins us to discuss the extent of the Hand-arm Vibration Syndrome problem, some of the symptoms of HAVS, and steps companies can take to minimise the risk of HAVS.

We talk about the importance of preventative measures, why PPE isn’t effective, and the extent of fines and prosecutions associated with HAVS.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/satishlakhianiatesselacoustics

You’ll learn
✅ How big of a problem HAVS is.
✅ Why there is such a lack of awareness around HAVS.
✅ The three main types of HAVS injuries.
✅ The extent of fines and prosecutions associated with HAVS.
✅ Steps companies can take to minimise the risk of HAVS.
✅ How companies can be proactive with HAVS prevention.

Resources
HSE’s Hand-arm vibration at work: https://www.hse.gov.uk/vibration/hav/index.htm
HSE’s Sources of vibration magnitude data: https://www.hse.gov.uk/vibration/hav/source-vibration-magnitude-app3.pdf

In this episode, we talk about
[1:56] The lack of awareness there is of HAVS.
[2:46] The three main types of HAVS injuries.
[7:08] The extent of fines and prosecutions associated with HAVS.
[8:48] Why HAVS is an underestimated injury.
[10:29] The specific regulations around Hand-arm Vibration Syndrome.
[11:41] The lack of effectiveness of PPE and how to quantify the risks of different tools.
[15:26] The importance of having a company culture that takes HAVS seriously.
[17:40] Strategies to educate people about the signs of HAVS.
[20:29] The life-changing effect HAVS can have on the people that suffer from it.
[22:25] How companies can be proactive with HAVS prevention.
[27:48] The importance of keeping proper documentation.
[29:22] Why HAVS cases are steadily falling as time goes on.

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Quotables
02:16 - “When you speak to managers and operatives, they’re not aware of all these symptoms of HAVS. So when you bring it to their attention they realise they have a bit more of a problem than they originally thought they had.”
25:25 - “One thing about training is you have to make it…it can’t be death by PowerPoint because people tend to just switch off. It’s a bit of a challenge to try and make it as interesting as possible, so I used their work scenarios and made them aware of the risks they were up against and that piqued their interest and enthusiasm.”

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