Whole BODY Vibration (W.B.V.)

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Dear Health and Safety Executive,
Please answer the following questions related to Whole Body Vibration (W.B.V.) under the Freedom Of Information Act. Whole Body Vibration (W.B.V.) is recognised as a health and safety problem because it can cause a number of different medical problems. When a person has an existing health condition or injury, this can be even more serious. W.B.V. from machinery is recognised as a problem in the workplace because it can cause "cumulative disability" over a period of time.
1. How many cases of W.B.V. in the workplace were taken to an Industrial Tribunal/Court in the following years:-
2018/19
2019/20
2020/21
2. Many people are now working from home under similar circumstances, especially in flats, where machinery might be operating, including extractor fans from neighbouring flats and in multi-occupied houses/residential homes. Are there circumstances in which similar rules/regulations apply as in the workplace?
3. Are there any plans to introduce regulations to prevent Whole Body Vibration in the home?
4. If not, then why not?

Yours faithfully,

Rob Heale

Heather Stains, Health and Safety Executive

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Dear Mr Heale,

 

Environmental Information Request Reference No: 202107209

 

Thank you for your request for information about:

 

Whole body vibration from machinery

 

Your request was received on 19 July and I am dealing with it in
accordance with the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

 

Under the terms of the Regulations you are entitled to a response within
20 working days of receipt.

 

If for any reason we are unable to meet this deadline we will keep you
fully informed of the reasons for this and will tell you when you can
expect a response.

 

Guidance on how the Health & Safety Executive deals with requests under
the Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations
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If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
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Kind regards,

 

Heather

 

Heather Stains-Coldwell | Central Disclosure Office | ITF Information
Management Team 

Health & Safety Executive | 1.3 Redgrave Court, Merton Road, Bootle L20
7HS

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Heather Stains, Health and Safety Executive

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Dear Mr Heale,

 

Please see attached letter

 

Kind regards,

 

Heather

 

Heather Stains-Coldwell | Central Disclosure Office | ITF Information
Management Team 

Health & Safety Executive |  Redgrave Court, Merton Road, Bootle L20 7HS

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for FOI queries

                                                  

                                                              

 

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