TL Safety can measure real life vibration exposure across a broad section of industries including Construction and Engineering and many more. Measuring vibration on site in actual working conditions has proved to provide far more precise and realistic figures and test results, than those obtained by the manufacturer using laboratory fixed jig tests. Real life assessments are typically 1/3 higher than those supplied by the manufacturer. On site vibration readings should always be carried out by a trained, competent personnel, using the latest specialist equipment to obtain readings from the grip surfaces of the tool. Equipment which is inaccurately adjusted or poorly maintained will as a rule produce obscure readings which highlights the need to keep tools sharp and introduce comprehensive maintenance programs recommended by the manufacturer. It is also wise to note that there is no generally effective PPE for Hand Arm Vibration, despite claims by some glove suppliers.
Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) is a widespread recognised industrial disease affecting tens of thousands of workers. It is a disorder which affects the blood vessels, nerves, muscles, and joints, of the hand wrist and arm. Its best known effect is vibration-induced white finger’ (VWF).
We can test up to 30 tools in one day followed by a futher 1/2 day for report writing and production of test results. We also carry out whole body vibration testing.