Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Control of Vibration at Work) Regulations 2007 come into force

Implementation date: 23 February 2008

The Regulations implement Directive 2002/44/EC on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to the risks arising from physical agents (vibration). They apply to UK ships wherever they may be and non-UK ships in UK waters. The Regulations impose duties on employers to protect workers who may be exposed to risk from exposure to vibration at work. The Regulations can be viewed on the OPSI website.