Council not protecting workers health
Thanet District Council has been fined £250,000 after a worker was left with permanent injuries
Canterbury Crown Court heard how a worker from Thanet District Council was diagnosed with suffering from hard arm vibration (HAV) after visiting his GP.
Symptoms of the condition can include tingling, pins and needles, numbness and pain in the hands. This affects sleep when it occurs at night and sufferers have difficulties in gripping and holding things, particularly small items such as screws, doing up buttons, writing and driving.