Construction tool terminology
Every industry has key terminology that can be useful to understand when selecting equipment.
- Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVs): is the main concern posed by exposure to vibration. Commonly manifesting as vibration white finger or carpal tunnel syndrome, it’s caused by the transfer of vibration through a worker’s hands and arms, in as little as 6 months.
- Exposure Limit Value (ELV): is the maximum amount of vibration an employee may be exposed to on any single day.
- Exposure Action Value (EAV): Is a daily amount of vibration exposure above which employers are required to take action to control exposure.
- Active Vibration Reduction (AVR): A technology that addresses regular long-term exposure to vibration.
- Active Torque Control (ATC): Advanced sensors and a motor brake help reduce kickback, by stopping the tool body from spinning uncontrollably, if a drill bit snags on rebar, or other hidden materials.
- Dust Removal Systems (DRS): A system used alongside tools to maximize the amount of harmful dust removed at source and collect it efficiently with high-performance vacuum cleaners.