Regular and frequent exposure to hand-arm vibration can lead to permanent health effects. This is most likely when contact with a vibrating tool or work process is a regular part of a person’s job. Hand-arm vibration is vibration transmitted from work processes into workers hands and arms. It can be caused by operating hand-held power tools, such as grinders, road breakers and hand-guided equipment, such as a compactor, or by holding materials being processed by machines, such as pedestal grinders.

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ONSITE HAND ARM VIBRATION TESTING

Our system measures and analyses HAV as required by ISO-5349 and EU-directive 2002/44/EG. We can carry out testing at one of our test centres, if it is not practical to release your tools we have trained mobile testing engineers who can visit your site and carry out testing in a controlled environment. We have adopted a traffic light tagging system and apply durable tags showing tool ID, vibration level and exposure points.

PORTABLE APPLIANCE TESTING

Portable appliance testing (PAT) is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. Most electrical safety defects can be found by visual examination, but some types of defect can only be found by testing. The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 require that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition. The frequency of inspection and testing depends upon the type of equipment and the environment it is used in. We are able to offer PAT testing as a standalone service or combine when conducting HAVS testing reducing downtime and delivering a combined visit saving.

ONLINE CERTIFICATION

 We will upload test results to our online portal where you can access and download the latest certificate or test results. This also ensures your equipment is recalled and any testing does not become overdue.

USEFUL REFERENCES

Hand-arm vibration at work: A brief guide (INDG175)

Hand-arm vibration calculator (Free on request)

Hand-arm vibration - Advice for employees

The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005

Hand-arm vibration in foundries

Evaluation of EN 60745 test codes - BS EN 60745-2-3:2007

EN 60745-2-3:2007

BS EN ISO 5349-1:2001

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

With tools and assets moving across different projects, let us work with you to ensure they all remain tested, compliant and safe. Online access to test results and asset certification.

SHIPYARDS & MANUFACTURING

Tool management programs available for shipyards and manufacturing facilities. Tools are clearly marked and tracked throughout your facility.

UTILITIES

Protect your mobile workforce by allowing us to test and clearly mark all of your equipment. We can test onsite or tools can be sent to your local test centre.

SHIPPING, MARINE & OFFSHORE

HAVS & PAT management programs available for ports, offshore platforms, vessels, maintenance centres and decommissioning projects.

DRIVING INNOVATION IN THE HAVS & PAT TESTING INDUSTRY

LATEST TEST EQUIPMENT

We use the latest calibrated test equipment ensuring we can test efficiently and accurately. Our main goal is to minimise your down time and ensure the equipment is tested and results available in the shortest possible time.

EXPERIENCED ENGINEERS

Our engineers have tested 1000’s of assets and do so on a regular basis. They are not only trained test engineers, but we have the ability to provide onsite repairs and maintenance. This allows us to provide a true end to end service.

TRAFFIC LIGHT TAGS

Our testing and traffic light tagging system provides an instant visual indicator for all of your workers. A closer look at the tag will show tool ID, vibration level and exposure points.

ONLINE TEST INFORMATION

Manage your asset certification and test results through our industry leading online portal. Just enter your tool or asset number and view all information relating to your asset.

Let us help you manage your compliance with a complete tool management program. We can work with you to introduce a compliant test schedule for all of your tools and assets. Once in place call offs will be automatic and you will be able to view all of your tools, assets, certification and test results via our online dashboard.

 

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