Reactec Put Vibration In Safe Hands

by Laura Berry

Monday, March 26th, 2012


Excellent PR For HAVmeter Developers

Reactec featured in a double page spread in Occupational Health magazine this week.  The article was about the importance of vibration monitoring, and featured information about the HAVmeter.  

One of the most important health and safety issues facing many workers nowadays is the prevention of vibration injuries from handheld tools.  Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), also known as vibration white finger, was officially listed as a prescribed condition in the UK in 1985.  It is now the biggest risk facing any worker who uses vibrating tools or equipment on a daily basis.  

Although the coniditon is serious and permanent, it is preventable.  Reactec developed the HAVmeter system, for monitoring exposure to HAVS.  The safety-monitoring device accurately measures vibration exposure levels and trigger times on power tools and other vibrating equipment.  

Before the HAVmeter, the general method of monitoring vibration was for workers to fill out timesheets in order to check exposure levels.  However, this method is unreliable and inaccurate.

The article explains the functions of the HAVmeter, including the personalised monitoring which will measure a person’s exporuse to vibration and then receive a warning message when they have reached their limit.

The article is brilliant exposure for Reactec, the vibration safety specialists.

This coverage was secured on behalf of Reactec, thanks to The Holyrood Partnership.


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