Tool Vibration Testing

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Reactec Ltd provide a tool vibration testing service.

All measurements will be taken using a Larson Davies HVM100 Human Vibration Analyser with a triaxial accelerometer. Measurements will be undertaken in general accordance with BS EN ISO 5349:2001 Part s 1 & 2.

All testing will be carried out with the tool operating in similar scenarios in day to day use, this will allow for readings obtained to reflect typical in use vibration values. The following standards will be used as a basis of the measurement protocol: BS EN ISO 5349 Mechanical Vibration – ‘Measurement and evaluation of human exposure to hand transmitted vibration Part 1: General Requirements and BS EN ISO 5349 Part 2: ‘Practical guidance for measurement at the workplace.

Measurements will be made on each tool for a period of 1 min, on each handle or where the tools will have been held where applicable. Tests will be carried out on different materials and the tool operating on different settings if and when appropriate.

  • Reactec engineer has capacity to perform testing of a maximum of 20 tools per day under optimum conditions.
  • Reactec will produce a Vibration Analysis Report within 14 days of the testing day.

Testimonial:

Balfour Beatty Regional Civil Engineering - Brian Hume, Health & Safety Manager

“It’s very difficult to quantify what sort of amount of exposure an individual has had - the HAVmeter is the perfect solution”