A tool's true vibration levels can be measured using the VEXO Vibration Meter. These figures are then used with the HAVi Vibration Monitor to measure the total exposure that a worker receives.
With the triaxial sensor attached to the tool, the VEXO measures the actual vibration that the worker will be exposed to. For more information about this product please visit the VEXO Vibration Meter pages.
These small devices mount on a tool and measure the amount of time the worker is exposed to vibration. You enter the vibration magnitude for the tool in use and the HAVi displays the exposure as HSE points.
You can find more information on the HAVi Vibration Monitor pages.
When using the HAVi to monitor a worker's exposure to vibration, the vibration figure used is usually the one provided by the tool manufacturer. However, the vibration of tools can change with wear and when used to process different materials.
One approach is to use the VEXO to measure the actual vibration of the tool. This vibration figure can be entered into the HAVi and used when checking a worker's total exposure.
The basic procedure is: