Tool Vibration Testing

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Reactec Ltd provide a tool vibration testing service.

All measurements will be taken using a Larson Davies HVM100 Human Vibration Analyser with a triaxial accelerometer. Measurements will be undertaken in general accordance with BS EN ISO 5349:2001 Part s 1 & 2.

All testing will be carried out with the tool operating in similar scenarios in day to day use, this will allow for readings obtained to reflect typical in use vibration values. The following standards will be used as a basis of the measurement protocol: BS EN ISO 5349 Mechanical Vibration – ‘Measurement and evaluation of human exposure to hand transmitted vibration Part 1: General Requirements and BS EN ISO 5349 Part 2: ‘Practical guidance for measurement at the workplace.

Measurements will be made on each tool for a period of 1 min, on each handle or where the tools will have been held where applicable. Tests will be carried out on different materials and the tool operating on different settings if and when appropriate.

  • Reactec engineer has capacity to perform testing of a maximum of 20 tools per day under optimum conditions.
  • Reactec will produce a Vibration Analysis Report within 14 days of the testing day.

Testimonial:

Norfolk County Council Environment Transport & Development - Colin Tibbenham

“We needed a better monitoring system in place to make sure we knew who was working with what machinery and for how long. After reviewing a number of potential solutions, we decided on the HAVmeter because it was the only option that ticked all the boxes for us In terms of accountability as it could give us detailed records of what our teams were exposed to. We purchased one HAVmeter for every worker in our Environmental & Waste and Highways divisions – a total of 250 - which means we now look after everyone who works with us at any given time, including our partners and sub-contractors. If they work with us, then they have to comply with our safety rules. Through our investment in preventing HAVS we have been able to reinforce the message to our workforce that Norfolk County Council takes health and safety very seriously and that we care about and value our workers. Also, the devices mean we now have a robust defence in place to protect us against any claims.”