Establish who is responsible for managing the control of risk from exposure to WBV or shock.
Find out what can reduce shock, such as adequate maintenance of tracks.
Find out what can reduce vibration, such as limiting speed or good maintenance of machinery suspensions.
Find out vibration information when purchasing or hiring machinery.
Provide information and training for operators on how to minimise exposure to WBV and shock and how to recognise and report symptoms
Is the equipment suitable for the intended task?
Is the equipment properly maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations?
Will the machinery cause unnecessary vibration exposure?
Did you supply machinery with low vibration emissions?
Did the supplier inform you of the WBV emission level? Did the supplier provide additional information about WBV, as necessary, for the machinery to be used safely.
Construct and maintain roadways, stock areas and other vehicle manoeuvring areas to a high standard, according to the machinery that will use them.
Where there are permanent roadways in the quarry, consider constructing these roads to highways standard. Repair potholes to avoid shocks.
Design and maintain roads to be even to avoid poor posture, high vibration and shock, particularly in articulated dumpers.
Design road cambers to avoid or minimise poor posture.
Construct roadways with good drainage to help reduce deterioration.