About Reactec

Reactec is the award-winning UK market leader in the provision of monitoring devices of Hand Arm Vibration (HAV) risk - the cause of one of the most common industrial diseases in the UK, Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) and also known as Vibration White Finger. Reactec’s monitors are supported with an advanced cloud based analytics platform to allow the monitored data to support informed HAV exposure management processes.

Established in 2001 as a spin- out from Edinburgh University, Reactec started out as a vibration engineering consultancy. Upon the HSE’s release of the Control of Vibrations at Work Regulations 2005; Reactec engineers commenced development of a hi-tech yet practical solution, which would better support health protection for the worker as well as real cost benefits for the employer. Using vast engineering and vibration experience the HAVmeter monitoring device was developed and launched in 2008 and soon established as the global market- leader in Hand Arm Vibration monitoring.

Reactec has continuously developed their technology platform for organisations to not only simplify but more effectively assess and manage exposure risk. Reactec provide exposure data online and the ability to track the effectiveness of risk reduction activity via their Analytics Platform. The next generation monitor, released in 2016, is a wearable wrist worn device called HAVwear. HAVwear has a unique ability to further improve protection against exposure risk by determining the real-time vibration exposure experienced by the wearer.

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Testimonial:

BAM Nuttall - Roy Jackson, Senior Safety Advisor

“BAM Nuttall has always tried to stay on top of the issue of HAVS and ensure the safety of our workforce. In the past, we were trying to accurately estimate the amount of vibration that staff were exposed to ourselves, but this was a lengthy and time-consuming process and we knew that we needed a better system. “When we first introduced HAVmeters two years ago, we saw them as the best option to use to stay ahead of the game on vibration safety. The devices give us a valuable monitoring system that makes sure we know who is working with what machinery and for how long - and provides us with accurate, detailed records of what our teams are exposed to. “We now use HAVmeters in every project where our staff operate vibrating equipment and it is easily the best system on the market for monitoring HAV exposure. By using this equipment, we ensure that we not only keep our workforce safe from injury but also have a robust defence in place to protect ourselves from liability when it comes to vibration issues.”