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Steel Fabrication /
Foundry
Within the Steel Fabrication/Foundry sector, there are many different tasks/scenarios that expose operators to HAVS risk.In this field there has not been significant recent advances regarding the equipment used, this means that despite improvements being made in some automated processes, many of the tasks carried out are still done so exposing operators to relatively high levels of HAVS risk.. In this sector we are acutely aware of the implications of operators using drills, grinders, straight die grinders, impact guns/wrenches chipping hammers and other specialist equipment.
Steel Fabrication /
Foundry
Within the Steel Fabrication/Foundry sector, there are many different tasks/scenarios that expose operators to HAVS risk.In this field there has not been significant recent advances regarding the equipment used, this means that despite improvements being made in some automated processes, many of the tasks carried out are still done so exposing operators to relatively high levels of HAVS risk.. In this sector we are acutely aware of the implications of operators using drills, grinders, straight die grinders, impact guns/wrenches chipping hammers and other specialist equipment.
Training Recommendations

We recommend that a selected individual attend one of the "HAVi" IOSH accredited, "HAVS Management Essentials" courses. At this risk level, we also feel that it is worth considering the HAVi "Train the Trainer" courses. Click here for details of our 2 day courses.

Consultancy Recommendations

Telephone support is available 9-5 from Monday to Friday and TheToolAdvisor is always at your disposal. A day's consultancy is advised at this level to ascertain accurate tool vibration values and advise on relevant risk assessments.

Product Recommendations

At this risk level and with this size of workforce we would suggest that you consider our basic level manager packs:

HM06 Basic Level HAVi Standard Manager Pack will be suitable for your needs and gives you the option to upgrade at any stage. HAVi advisors will always be on hand to assist. RRP £ 569.00

HMW06 Basic Level HAVi Watch Manager Pack gives you the convenience and versatility of two HAVi Watches. Operatives wearing one these will be able to synchronise with HAVi’s on different tools quickly and easily. They can carry on working in the knowledge that the watch will continue to accrue HSE points for that specific user even though they have changed tools. RRP £ 968.000

More specific questions and considerations for expansion can quickly dealt with via our HAVi advisors.

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ToolAdvisor Twitter HAVi Tool Advisor is a resource for all businesses, who want to be sure that they are benefiting from the latest, most pertinent and independently generated data available anywhere. HAVs The Issue Explained Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) is caused when the vibration generated by tools and machinery is transmitted to the hands and arms of regular equipment users. It often occurs when operating electric, air, hydraulic, diesel and petrol-powered tools and equipment on a regular basis.

Exposure to hand-arm vibration can lead to long term health problems and excessive and prolonged exposure can be the cause of a range debilitating conditions that are jointly termed ‘Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome’ or HAVS.
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