Help with managing HAVs
23 January 2013
Hand-arm vibration (HAV) remains a big issue on all sorts of vibratory tools and many companies are still trying to find effective ways of managing the risks. The HSE insists we manage the risks of hand-arm vibration
The HSE insists we manage the risks of hand-arm vibration more effectively and introduction of the HAVi hand-arm vibration indicator is one solution. The simple, low cost device ties or straps to any tool measures exposure time and calculates the HSE points the operator has been exposed to.
The points system is recommended by the HSE to help indicate exposure levels and recommends two guidance values (EAV and ELV).
As the tool is used the HAVi calculates the exposure and displays the equivalent HSE points.When 100 points is reached an amber warning light appears; when 400 points is reached a red ELV warning light appears.