Curotec sets new standards in workplace vibration management
Friday 14th December 2018
Since the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations came into effect in 2005, employers have faced over 10,000 claims for Vibration White Finger and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome -- the result of a failure to adequately assess workers' vibration risk. And despite the availability of numerous devices for monitoring vibration exposure, hundreds of new claims flood in every year.
That's really no surprise, because until now, none of these 'solutions' has been capable of accurately measuring actual vibration emissions. But Curotec's new Q2 system represents a step-change in functionality, giving employers the ability to measure workers' daily exposure to HAV and Whole Body Vibration with remarkable precision.
Mike Jones, Curotec's founder, says, "Q2 is the only HSE-compliant personal vibration monitor that measures actual vibration emissions ON THE TOOL, as demanded by the regulations. And Q2's real-time alerts warn operators before they reach daily exposure limits."
Real-time measurement and reporting of exposure gives employers total transparency of workers' risk. And by instantly assessing the impact of risk-reduction actions, it enables employers to adopt an evidence-based approach to reducing vibration exposure to 'as low as reasonably practical' -- a fundamental legal requirement.
Jones says, "Q2's on-the-tool measurement and cloud-based reporting promote strict legal compliance, and supply the data to prove it."