Hand Arm Vibration Testing

A key part of any Hand Arm Vibration (HAV) management process is to measure the vibration magnitude of the tools you have on-site while they are in use, in accordance with ISO 5349-2.

Part of the process of testing the tools is generating a database for you of the all of the tools that you have on-site. The data stored will include:-

  • Make and model of tool
  • Location of tool
  • Condition
  • Consumables used with the tool
  • The vibration magnitude

A detailed and unbiased report will be compiled using the test data and the results of this can be used as part of your risk assessment.

If you decide that you also want us to carry out repairs and servicing of the tools, the following will also be recorded:-

  • Date of every service / repair
  • Parts used
  • Cost

This information produces a full inventory of all the tools on site, records of HAV testing and if required a complete history of the tools service history. Tools can also be tagged with identity and vibration magnitude and colour-coded according to their risk. 

Once you have the HAV test data you can then start to plan a management package to control HAV issues on-site, such as job rotation, application review, sourcing lower vibration tools and consumables and regular servicing of tools.

The next step to protecting your employees from HAV is implementing a monitoring system such as Trigger Time Monitors or a Hand Arm Vibration management system package. See the product pages for further information or contact us.