Reactec Training Aid

Reactec Training Aid

 
 
Optimise in real-time tool operator productivity and risk, with the Reactec Training Aid App   
 
Now all HAVwear users can be monitored by colleagues using the Training Aid App on a RASOR.
 
By combining the RASOR training aid and HAVwear you can proactively optimise tool choices and usage - to better manage productivity and risk than previously considered possible. 
 

 


 

Training Aid benefits

 

Train colleagues to: 


 
 Improve operator tool technique



Better assess tool condition



Ensure the best tool for the job


 



 

 

The tool operator can change their tool technique such as grip, push force, etc to see if the effect increases or reduces their exposure risk.
 
While standing alongside a tool operator who is wearing a HAVwear watch, the RASOR user can view the rate at which the tool operator’s exposure will be accumulated based on the real time vibration experienced by that operator. 
 
 
Example of variation in exposure from tool use as shown using the training aid.
 
How it works
 
 
If the tool under test has a HAVwear Tool Tag attached then the Training Aid display will also compare the real time risk against what is expected of the tool via a simple but powerful traffic light visual aid. The visual aid will identify when the sensed level from the HAVwear is materially different to the tool  tag value. 
 
 
Note the reading is updated approximately once a second and is not a rolling average over the time since activation. This contrasts with instruments designed to measure vibration dose which average the dose from the start of the test and do not allow for real time analysis of technique.
 
It should be recognised that the HAVwear real use data supplied to the RASOR is based on the HAVwear’s sensed vibration reading. HAVwear’s sensed vibration uses detected signals from a triaxial accelerometer in the device which are adjusted for transmissibility through the hand to give an approximation of the vibration magnitude incident at the hand. The reading as such does not meet the measurement requirements of ISO8041. However, the methodology is extremely consistent and will readily be able to determine relative risk levels for different uses of a tool or differences between tool types.
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Testimonial:

Everton Football Club - Richard Cairns, Health & Safety Manager

“Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome is not just a problem for people using industrial power tools in the construction or manufacturing sectors – it can affect anyone who regularly uses other vibrating equipment including mowers and strimmers. We have dozens of lawnmowers that are in daily use at Goodison Park and our training complex at Finch Farm, so we have to have a monitoring system that is simple and effective. “In the past we relied on timesheets and individual record-keeping to monitor vibration exposure, but the HAVmeter system is a far superior method of doing this. All of the information is collated by the devices and provides us with a comprehensive overview of how much exposure each member of staff is subjected to. If they reach the safe limit stipulated by the HSE, then they are alerted to the danger at once – meaning there is no chance of over-exposure. “However, it is not just a good tool for preventing injuries. The system allows us to generate reports about the vibration levels of our equipment, so we can identify which machines need to be replaced or upgraded. It’s a very versatile piece of kit that will continue to be hugely beneficial to our groundskeeping operations in the future.”