Speedy Hire show - HAVwear live demo test results

During the Speedy Hire Show Reactec provided a live demo in front of an audience comparing the vibration readings from the HAVwear worn by a tool user while using a tool which was under measurement according to the requirements of ISO5349. The results showed the HAVwear provides representative data when assessing exposure...live.

The results of the live demonstration are show below. The tool was used twice for 1 minute durations during assessment.


  Larson Davis results HAVwear results %Difference
Tool free running 7.0 m/s2 7.2 m/s2 3%
Test 1 – 1 minute drilling into concrete 10.5 m/s2 13.4 m/s2  
Test 2 – 1 minute drilling into concrete 12.5 m/s2 12.9 m/s2  
Average total 11.5 m/s2 13.2 m/s2 15%



HAVWEAR whitepaper available

Whitepaper report was developed to collate the results of a series of evaluations designed to compare the vibration readings from the HAVwear worn by a tool user while using tools which were under measurement according to the requirements of ISO5349.
Email Reactec to receive a whitepaper info@reactec.com


Everton Football Club - Richard Cairns, Health & Safety Manager

“Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome is not just a problem for people using industrial power tools in the construction or manufacturing sectors – it can affect anyone who regularly uses other vibrating equipment including mowers and strimmers. We have dozens of lawnmowers that are in daily use at Goodison Park and our training complex at Finch Farm, so we have to have a monitoring system that is simple and effective. “In the past we relied on timesheets and individual record-keeping to monitor vibration exposure, but the HAVmeter system is a far superior method of doing this. All of the information is collated by the devices and provides us with a comprehensive overview of how much exposure each member of staff is subjected to. If they reach the safe limit stipulated by the HSE, then they are alerted to the danger at once – meaning there is no chance of over-exposure. “However, it is not just a good tool for preventing injuries. The system allows us to generate reports about the vibration levels of our equipment, so we can identify which machines need to be replaced or upgraded. It’s a very versatile piece of kit that will continue to be hugely beneficial to our groundskeeping operations in the future.”