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HAND ARM VIBRATION MONITORING

Protect your workforce from HAVS with spacebands’ hand arm vibration feature

spacebands’ HAVS warning device will alert users if they are in danger of overexposure to hand arm vibration in the workplace

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alert users to the dangers of HAVS
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HAVS can lead to a range of health issues in your workers

HAVS can lead to a range of health issues including hand-arm vibration syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, nerve damage, and musculoskeletal disorders.

These conditions can cause pain, numbness, reduced grip strength, and decreased dexterity, which can significantly impact the affected employee's ability to perform their job effectively. It can also lead to long-term health complications and reduced quality of life.

Employers have a legal obligation to provide a safe working environment and protect the health and well-being of their employees. Failure to address HAVS hazards can result in legal liabilities, compensation claims, and increased insurance costs.

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PRODUCT BENEFITS

Reduce sick leave and claims with HAV alerts

spacebands’ HAV warning device alerts users if they are in danger of overexposure to hand arm vibration whilst operating machinery.

The device is a wearable wristband that uses an accelerometer to measure levels of hand and arm vibration.

spacebands’ are a low cost solution to allow employers to comply with health and safety regulations and gain valuable insights from the analytics dashboard.

Used over time, it can prevent workers from developing hand arm vibration syndrome. and protect against compensation claims.

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REQUIRED TECHNOLOGY

Hand arm vibration

In order to use spacebands HAVS system, you will need the equipment below:

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Technology

Admin Dashboard

Accident and near miss data is saved to the analytics dash...

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Wearables

Wearables alert users to potential hazards...

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Customisable Settings:

spacebands’ wearable wristband tracks vibration levels through an accelerometer within the device.

When a high vibration event occurs, the time and date of the event and the duration of the event is stored to the analytics dashboard. Exposure measurement is tracked with accumulated time count in a day for each wearable and a maximum session time.

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Exposure Limit:

Configurable in Hz

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Alert Duration:

Length of time in seconds alert runs

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Alert Type:

Vibrate/Light/Beep

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Exposure Duration:

Length of time exposure permitted

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STATISTICS

Around 2 million workers worldwide are exposed to hand-arm vibration at work

According to the International Labour Organization, around 2 million workers worldwide are exposed to hand-arm vibration in their workplaces, and up to 50% of these workers could develop HAV-related health problems.

In the UK, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reported that in 2019/2020, there were 486 new cases of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) reported, and 61% of these cases resulted in more than 20 days off work.

In the US, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that 2 million workers are exposed to hand-arm vibration, and that as many as half of them will develop HAV-related health issues.

SAFETY FEATURES

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Unauthorised Access Zone Checks
This feature uses a Beacon to check if users can access an unauthorized zone and alerts accordingly.
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Machine to Person Collision

Safety Feature

This feature uses a Beacon on forklifts/machinery to alert wearables in proximity (Distance customisable).

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PPE Prompts

Safety Feature

This feature uses a Beacon to check if users have the required personal protective equipment.

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Decibel Monitoring

Safety Feature

Monitors loud noise levels; alerting the user to overexposure and PPE requirements.

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HAVS (hand arm vibration)

Safety Feature

The wearable device measures hand and arm movement during machinery operation, tracking exposure time and maximum session duration.

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SOS Alarm

Safety Feature

The wearable device supports SOS alarm activation, alerting nearby wearables in real-time via a Bluetooth mesh network.

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Trips and Falls

Safety Feature

The wearable device detects trips and falls, triggering an alarm with customisable alert type and duration.

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Unauthorised Access Zone Checks

Safety Feature

This feature uses a Beacon to check if users can access an unauthorized zone and alerts accordingly.

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Certification Checks at Access Zones

Safety Feature

This feature uses a Beacon to check if users have the required certification for accessing specific areas.

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Working at Height (coming soon)

Safety Feature

Alert users working at height via spacebands' wearable device to wear safety gear.

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Temperature Checks (coming soon)

Safety Feature

Track environmental temperature; set temperature threshold alerts, and record temperature data.

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Building Occupancy (coming soon)

Safety Feature

Monitor attendance, using check-in/check-out and shift tracking.

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Lone Worker (coming soon)

Safety Feature

Alert users to check in periodically when working alone.

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Social Distancing (coming soon)

Safety Feature

Track proximity to other devices, capturing time, duration, and device contact information.

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AVAILABLE SAFETY FEATURES

Keep your staff safe

Use data to protect your staff appropriately. Devices stores details about your workplace hazards which can be accessed on the safety dashboard – desktop and mobile.

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AVAILABLE WELL-BEING FEATURES

Keep your staff happy

spacebands offers multiple well-being features for your staff. See our pricing page for more information. Increase productivity and staff morale with spacebands unique and affordable wearables.

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CUSTOMER FEEDBACK

Testimonials

spacebands are helping Health & Safety managers around the world reduce accidents, injuries and legal claims

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Sarah H

HSE Manager

spacebands are a game-changer for us.  The customisation options are fantastic, and they have so many features that other wearables don't. Now I feel confident we have the best tools to keep our team safe.

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Mark C

HSE Director

Keeping our employees safe and healthy is a top priority.  spacebands' wearables have been invaluable. The data we get is super detailed and helps us identify areas for improvement.

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Alex P

EHS Officer

We were blown away by the depth of data it collects but what really sets spacebands apart is how incredibly easy they are to implement.

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David N

Site Manager

We were facing challenges in finding a health and safety wearable that could operate effectively in areas with poor Wi-Fi connectivity.

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Investing in spacebands is a great way to prove to your workforce that you genuinely care about their safety and well-being at work.

Our system keeps employees safe, as well as saving HSE managers significant time spent on admin, freeing up time to focus on keeping your team safe.

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

spacebands are helping Health & Safety managers around the world reduce accidents, injuries and legal claims

Is staying beneath the exposure level (EAV/ELV) sufficient for compliance?

Staying beneath the EAV/ELV is an important step in protecting workers from noise exposure, but compliance with regulations and standards may require additional measures such as implementing a hearing conservation program and monitoring for standard threshold shifts.

Do spacebands keep records for our insurance company?

All HAVS information is saved on each wearable device and uploaded to the analytics dashboard when the device is charged. Information is saved on the dashboard over time and you can look back at different date ranges and share this with your insurance company - only if you would like to do so!

Why does my company need a HAV monitoring device?

A HAV monitoring device can help your company to protect the health and safety of workers who use vibrating tools and equipment, comply with health and safety regulations, prevent work-related injuries and illnesses, and reduce workers' compensation costs.

Should workers be constantly monitored for HAVS when using machinery or equipment?

While regular monitoring for HAVS is important, it should be part of a comprehensive approach to preventing and managing the condition, including risk assessments, preventive measures, and regular health surveillance.

What is a HAV monitoring device?

A Hand-Arm Vibration monitoring device is a tool used to measure the level of vibration emitted by tools and equipment used by workers, which can help to identify the risk of Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). HAV devices can help employers to identify the risk of HAVS and implement appropriate preventive measures.

How accurate is the spacebands HAV monitoring device?

spacebands device is a single-axis accelerometer: measuring vibration in a single direction from the wrist. The HAVS safety feature is intended as a rough guide to exposure to hand arm vibration.
There are more accurate devices on the market, but none that offer the range of features spacebands offer.

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