Health Surveillance Policy

The City & County of Swansea (Authority) recognises its legal obligations to protect its employees from ill -health whilst carrying out work tasks. The Health Surveillance Policy details the requirement for appropriate measures to detect the early signs of work related ill health in employees. This is undertaken through the  monitoring of those exposed to particular health risks […]

Hand Arm Vibration (HAVS)

Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) is a widespread industrial disease affecting tens of thousands of workers. It can result  in damage to blood vessels, reducing blood supply and nerves in the fingers, causing a permanent loss of feeling. The bones and muscles may also become damaged. Employees who suffer from HAVS may lose flexibility and strength of […]