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May 9, 2010

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SHE 10 – Reactec – hall 1, stand I170

Reactec says its awardwinning HAVmeter system is now being used by more than 140 organisations across the UK to protect workers against hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). The manufacturer says it protects for less than 60p per day per operative, based on a three-year cost of ownership.

Each tool is fitted with a tag, programmed to the tool’s vibration output. At the start of each shift, operatives swipe their personalised card through the base station, which assigns them a HAVmeter that they keep with them for the day.

The HAVmeter securely attaches to the tool tag, providing, says Reactec, a real-time reading of the operative’s exposure throughout the day, as well as a warning ‘traffic-light’ display based on the HSE’s points system. On returning the HAVmeter to the base station, the fully auditable, tamper-proof data is automatically downloaded and stored.

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