Summary of the requirements of The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 and related HSE guidance, with respect to assessing daily exposure to Hand-Arm Vibration 

Of greatest importance, due to some market confusion, is to highlight that the HSE’s response to Q7 of the Q&A on vibration exposure monitoring should not be considered in isolation. The response is only in reference to the measurement of vibration magnitude, which the HSE advise is not a legal requirement for employers when assessing HAV exposure risk if other suitable data is available.




An independent report by the IOM on the validity of the data produced by Reactec’s  HAVwear to inform a suitable and sufficient risk assessment

The Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) was requested by Reactec to conduct an independent review of data collected using the HAVwear system and subsequently provided a report in January 2018.




25th Japan Conference on Human Response to Vibration

Necessity of wearable personal vibration exposure meters for preventing hand-arm vibration syndrome

The event was held at the Nagoya University (Daiko Campus) on the 13-15 September 2017. Reactec co-presented with Dr Setsuo Maeda and below is a full download of proceedings which includes the presentation.



Download NEW Reactec white paper

Investigating the utility of wrist worn vibration monitoring in the effective management of exposure to dangerous vibrations within the work place


This paper seeks to demonstrate the validity of vibration data acquired from a personal wrist worn vibration monitor in assessing exposure to hazardous Hand Arm Vibration. The paper also seeks to define the value that data from continuous monitoring can have in forming an effective risk management process within the work place. Illustrated within this paper are some of the shortcomings arising from over reliance on single point sample measurements and the deviation between the perceived exposure calculated from a single point measurement and the reality of true exposure given the variability across time, task and a large cohort of individuals.



Interlink M74 Project - David Teasdale, Site Foreman

“I couldn’t believe the HAVmeter could survive those conditions. When we saw it slip into a flooded cavity, we thought we’d never see it again. However, when we found it again two months later, we just took it out, wiped it down, and carried on using it. It is a very impressive and resilient piece of technology.”