Here at Hilti, we realise that measuring trigger time (the time it takes to do something) is really difficult, for example, handheld devices can be taken off or employees might use various tools so on-tool measurement isn’t sufficient either. That’s why after having spoken to customers, we’ve established that it’s much easier to measure the quantity of holes drilled, for example, rather than the trigger time. To put this into context, rather than saying you can use said drill for an hour, we say that you can drill 150 holes at 10mm diameter / 100mm deep, therefore counting how many holes have been drilled or the distance cut. We feel that this looks more practically at how much work a person can do with a tool before reaching the limit.
What are your thoughts on continuously monitoring employee’s vibration exposure levels? Let us know on twitter @HiltiGB. Or head over to the HSE website to find out more here.
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