Robust defence against litigation

More robust defence against litigation

HSE compliance offers limited defence due to the lack of conclusive exposure records. Following a claim a claimants working history is reviewed to assess under whose employment they were most exposed to vibration and to request the highest payment from that employer. All other employers are targeted to make payments.

 

Being HSE compliant does not mean you have individual exposure records and becomes “your word against there's” with little proof that the employer kept the claimant below thresholds. The Reactec Analytics Platform provides more conclusive and auditable records to provide a more robust defence.

An employer and their insurance company will rightly be concerned about liability should a worker develop ill-health. A company can prove a reduced risk with evidence of minimising risks and preventing ill-health by means of risk assessment and practical actionsto reduce exposure.

Also the costs of collating the exposure paperwork takes time and can incur a large cost as part of the process.

The Reactec Analytics Platform addresses these issues by providing a more robust defense by providing trigger accurate tool usage and exposure levels for all tool operator activity. As an auditable, tamper proof and accurate system all historical exposure data can be viewed and downloaded at the click of a button.

In addition proving a more robust defence and an effective HAV management policy to reduce risk provides a stronger position to negotiate the lowest insurance premiums.

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.”