“There is currently no wrist or glove mounted device which measures vibration suitable for use in a vibration risk assessment.” (HSE)
If you’re assessing risk of HAV but not WBV, it’s like taxing your car but not insuring it – you’re still breaking the law.
Q2 warns operators and their supervisors BEFORE vibration exposure limits are reached – so if workers develop HAVS later in life, data archives can provide clear evidence of daily vibration dose while in your employ.
Since the Vibration Regulations came into effect in 2005, employers have faced over 10,000 claims for Vibration White Finger and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – and hundreds of new claims flood in every year.
That’s really no surprise, because standard vibration risk assessment rely on estimated vibration data – which can be wildly inaccurate.
So don’t gamble with your employees’ health by estimating vibration risk – install Q2 and MEASURE IT.
With Q2, you can consign HAVS to history!