W5B-025 - Anti Vibration Glove Assessment in Relation to Work with Strimmers

Theme:Modelling and Risk
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/07/2000
End date:31/07/2001
Contractor:
  • Health & Safety Executive
Contact:

PROJECT SUMMARY

One of the three glove types appeared to provide some reduction in vibration
transmitted to the hand, whilst the other two types did not. However, the glove which appeared to provide some reduction produced large variations in test results depending on the subject used for the test. This meant that whilst the glove might provide protection for some operators, it could also cause considerable amplification for others.