Carmarthenshire County Council

“The HAVmeter® not only empowers the workforce to personally monitor their own exposure levels but also enables managers to take a practical approach to the management of vibration on a more long term basis.”  

Date: January 2009  

Site: Highways & Grounds Maintenance  

Action: Initial trials proved to the Council how important HAVS management was.  

Result: The HAVmeter® has now enabled the Council to exercise its duty of care, and they have seen a hugely positive response from the workforce.

Testimonial:

BAM Nuttall - Roy Jackson, Senior Safety Advisor

“BAM Nuttall has always tried to stay on top of the issue of HAVS and ensure the safety of our workforce. In the past, we were trying to accurately estimate the amount of vibration that staff were exposed to ourselves, but this was a lengthy and time-consuming process and we knew that we needed a better system. “When we first introduced HAVmeters two years ago, we saw them as the best option to use to stay ahead of the game on vibration safety. The devices give us a valuable monitoring system that makes sure we know who is working with what machinery and for how long - and provides us with accurate, detailed records of what our teams are exposed to. “We now use HAVmeters in every project where our staff operate vibrating equipment and it is easily the best system on the market for monitoring HAV exposure. By using this equipment, we ensure that we not only keep our workforce safe from injury but also have a robust defence in place to protect ourselves from liability when it comes to vibration issues.”