HAVS risk costs British Airways £6,500
Written by Phoenix Health & Safety
31st January 2017
The UK’s largest airline has been fined for exposing its workers to health risks created by vibration at Glasgow Airport, Scotland.
Paisley Sheriff Court was told that British Airways employees who carried out component repairs in workshops at the airport could have developed hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) from using handheld power tools.
An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) revealed that the company had not sufficiently risk assessed the effect of exposure by staff to drills, impact hammers and sanders, thus putting them at risk of developing the condition.