HAV-meter reduces risk of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome


SVANTEK claims to have produced the world’s first personal hand arm vibration exposure meter designed to help construction firms assess workers levels of exposure to vibration and reduce the risk of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome.

The compact and rugged SV103 attaches to the operator’s arm whilst the lightweight MEMs accelerometer straps to the hand making it the only device to accurately measure the vibration dose being received.

The device incorporates an additional contact force transducer that measures whether the tool is being gripped correctly. The lightweight instrument meets ISO8041:2005 and is suitable for taking measurements in accordance with ISO5349 and European Directive 2002/44/EC.

It operates in conjunction with Svantek’s powerful ‘Supervisor’ software which allows instrument configuration as well as the viewing and exporting of measurement data and daily vibration exposure recalculations.

Additional features include colour OLED screen which displays information in both text and graphical form and offers excellent visibility even in full daylight. The triaxial MEMS accelerometer offers many advantages including shock resistance, very low power and frequency response down to DC.