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:

Historic Scotland - Andrew Nisbet, Works Manager

“We have introduced the HAVmeters at our sites along the Antonine Wall before rolling it out at our other properties. These sites require constant grounds maintenance and the meters allow us to ensure that staff are not being exposed to excessive levels of vibration. We regularly assess our staff exposure but the meters allow us an extra degree of safety by alerting our teams when the overuse of equipment could be harmful. We have just started using the meters as our summer season starts and will be monitoring the results that they produce. We have found them easy to put in place. They will now be rolled out to teams across other properties, including some of the most famous historic landmarks in the country.”