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#1 Posted : 13 May 2019 11:58:04(UTC)
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Hello all,

I'm not a Vibration expert so need some clarification. 

I have a HSE document which states: 'If a hand-arm vibration measurement system is to be used then it should measure according to the requirements of BS EN ISO 5349-1: 2001'

I have a company which supplies said measurement equipment state on their website: 'The Control of Vibration at work regulations 2005 and HSE guidance on HAV risk management do not require the measurement of a tools vibration to BS EN ISO 5349 in order to carry out a risk assessment'

So whats right?

#2 Posted : 13 May 2019 12:55:33(UTC)
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Think you missed the subtlty - there is no need to measure to conduct HAV's management (manufacturer data, supplier data) HOWEVER when you do measure there is a specific standard for the equipment being used to conduct measurements

thanks 1 user thanked Roundtuit for this useful post.
JohnW on 19/05/2019(UTC)
#3 Posted : 19 May 2019 08:28:16(UTC)
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I'd have a look at advice provided by Industrial Noise & Vibration Centre: http://www.invc.com/fact-wrist-mounted-hav-monitors-do-not-comply-with-the-standard/

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