The organisations we work with want to protect their workers' health over the long-term. Whether it's monitoring exposure to risks such as HAV, noise or dust or keeping workers safe through social distancing or exclusion zones.
Because guesswork comes at a cost.
Even with all the right training, it's hard to know just how closely everyone is following health and safety protocols. Individuals taking more risk than you want could be damaging their health, and unchecked exposure can lead to litigation down the line.
We believe immediate and long-term gains require a shift towards prevention rather than simply compliance. By measuring what's happening, you can tailor your controls faster, engineer out risk and actively protect your employees' health in the workplace.
An eco-system fit for workplace health.
Using our electronic, environmental and data engineering expertise we've built an eco-system of tough workplace wearables supporting a wide range of health risk sensors. By linking to cloud-based data analytics you can now reimagine risk control.
Use technology to drive change
No matter what the risk, the challenge is always to move away from a reliance on short term controls of 'last resort' towards those focused on prevention.
But until now, it's not always been easy to gather accurate and timely data from multiple places to inform decisions impacting 'top-level' controls.
Our workplace wearables provide immediate feedback to those exposed to risk at work, whilst the data gathered brings you greater insight. The insight to find efficiencies and successfully determine the most feasible and effective controls.
Andy Birchall, Health & Safety Advisor
“Reactec’s HAV monitoring technology has created a cultural-shift within our company, and tools like R-Link, have become the best defence in our HSE armoury for managing exposure to vibration at work”.
Chris Whiting, Health and Safety Compliance Officer
Wrexham County Borough Council
“We use the Reactec RASOR device so we can go out and collect live GPS tracked exposure data and make timely interventions. RASOR gives me the capability to train and improve an operative’s techniques on site. Again, this improves our safety culture, because the operatives know you are there to help them”.
“Ferrovial’s commitment to the digitalisation and virtualisation of its infrastructure is delivered via its open innovation strategy. The health and safety of its people, stakeholders and end users is at the core of these developments. Our deployment of R-Link for proximity detection will bolster our safety procedures and will reduce our risk of incident and accidents”.
“We performed a trial of Reactec’s new proximity warning system, R-Link, to further enhance the safety of our operations at an insulation manufacturing facility managed by Mayplas in the UK. In one scenario, R-Link proximity warnings were switched-off allowing forklift drivers and pedestrian workers to operate as normal. In a second scenario, we switched on R-Link’s proximity alerts and both forklift drivers and pedestrian workers were instructed to respond to proximity warnings by moving safely away from the operating hazard. Data on near-miss occurrences were recorded for both scenarios in Reactec’s analytics software. Comparing the two scenarios, we found a 54% reduction in incursions from the team that responded to R-Link’s proximity alerts, which meant that near-miss occurrences had reduced by half for teams using the technology”.
Mark Nixon, H&S Manager
"We at Don-Bur have been using R-link for over six months as a part of our vibration risk management programme. The sensed vibration equipment allows us to monitor individual exposure to our employees and also measure vibration output of individual tools with the tool tag system - both important factors in the management of vibration in the workplace. The analytics system is easy to use and allows us to add interventions and actions for any exposure exceeding the EAV, something which is proving valuable as a record of exposure and actions/interventions taken to support our risk assessment; the reports generated support our overall goal of controlling HAVS exposure and are being used in-line with our health surveillance programme".
Jenny Gullick, H&S Advisor
"Citizen have been using the Reactec R-Link equipment for around 12 months within our Maintenance Operations Team, the sensed vibration equipment allows us to monitor vibration exposure to our employees. With the use of the tool tags, it helps us to easily identify high risk equipment in the workplace and implement control measures to prevent injuries. The analytics system allows the business to add interventions and actions for any exposure exceeding the EAV and supports with changes to our risk assessments and method statements when risks are identified. The analytics system is easy to use and provides understandable reports and day to day management of HAVS. The Reactec system supports our requirement to control HAVS within the workplace."
Karen Setchell, Gardens Manager, Estates & Facilities Management
"Currently at Loughborough University the gardens section are transitioning over from using the original HAVWEAR module to R-Link, which is going very well. The team find the R-Link display easy-to-read, nice visualisation of where you’re at on the 0-400 scale of HAV build up, the ability to see the tool information when tagging on and easy to clean straps. All in all a user friendly experience to keep the team safe from potential over exposure to vibration".
Andrew Jones, SHEQ Assistant
Currall Lewis & Martin Construction Ltd
"What has impressed me personally the most is the support we have received and continue to receive from the support Team".
Bradley Allen, HSQE Manager
“The Reactec data has provided the company with many other insights which include understanding which tools are over used to improve maintenance planning and tool rotation but also which tools are surplus to requirements. This has helped to understand tool requirements over the lifecycle of a project and to more efficiently plan future tool deployment. An example is on current project at Battersea Power Station where we can track more accurately tool requirements from breaking out which required the use of mainly numerous breakers but later moved on to a heavier use of jigsaw cutters. Basically within weeks of deployment of the Reactec HAVWEAR system we have gained visibility on how to further reduce HAV exposure risk and to save on maintenance and hire cost”.
Vicky Cook, Safety Adviser, Corporate Safety Advice
Nottingham City Council
"Nottingham City Council is a large and varied organisation with staff based all around the city. We needed a more accurate way of managing our vibration exposure levels, whilst keeping the methods straight forward and user friendly - Reactec has provided the solution. We can see that the data we are able to obtain will help us manage services and work activities in a much more sophisticated way than before. It also has the potential for additional benefits such as identifying business cases for tool purchasing and other workforce investments".
We pride ourselves in both ensuring our technology offers compliance, and challenging the limitations of old standards to influence improvement. We maintain an open dialogue with the HSE and HSE Laboratories and participate on the ISO standards working groups. Our subject matter experts regularly support industry discussion by participating in a variety of occupational health conferences.
With Reactec Analytics you have a new in-house expert.
Tap into an intuitive dashboard of information without the need for costly outside interpretation. With Reactec Analytics, members of your team become the experts.
- Automatic transfer of live health risk data from the field
- Single platform view of multiple sources
- Rapidly identify sources of exposure and prioritise high risk areas
- Easy access to data to refine and better design controls
- Review effectiveness of controls faster
- Fully auditable and precedent set for use in defending civil claims.
Better extrapolate than never.
We're so confident you'll see immediate value we will support you on your journey. Start with a manageable sample. Then either extrapolate the data to aid your decisions, or scale up as and when you want. Here are some of the ways you might use the data:
Informing decisions on
- Alternative work methods
- Equipment selection
- Maintenance & purchasing policy
- Employee competency
- Asset utilisation
- Control measures
Endorsed by the Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM)
The IOM conducted an independent review into the validity of Reactec's HAVWEAR technology as a tool to inform HAV risk assessments. Watch this video to hear a discussion of the results or download their report below.
Deploy With Confidence
We pride our selves in wanting to ensure that customers gain the best possible value from investing in Reactec's technology. From your initial engagement to Reactec we will advise on how best to deploy and then support you through the life of the products with a host of advise and training materials on not just how to use our equipment but how to be Prevention Engineers in your workplace.
Reactec have over 20 years' heritage of taking workplace wearables into arduous environments and seamlessly yet robustly managing critical personal health exposure data. All data management is GDPR compliant and is stored and transferred between devices in a robust and resilient way with the very latest encryption technologies. Both internally and with external authorities, we robustly and continuously validate the resilience and reliability of what we do.