Reactec, the market leader in monitoring and management solutions for hand and arm vibration (HAV) – one of the most common industrial diseases in the UK – has won a major competitive tender to provide Network Rail Infrastructure with innovative HAV monitoring equipment and reporting software for their workforce across the UK.
Edinburgh-based Reactec is the market leader in the provision of monitoring devices and a unique management information reporting platform for Hand Arm Vibration (HAV) – the cause of one of the most common industrial diseases in the UK, White Finger Syndrome or HAVS* (see editors’ notes).
Network Rail runs, maintains and develops the UK’s rail tracks, signalling, bridges, tunnels, level crossings and many key stations. Many of Network Rail’s staff and sub-contractors use vibrating equipment including hand-held power tools, such as concrete breakers, hammer drills, chainsaws and disc cutters in the maintenance of the railways, which requires the users to be monitored accurately to prevent the HAVs condition.
The Reactec HAV monitoring equipment monitors the vibration to educate and raise awareness of worker exposure when using tools, providing real time personal exposure points against risk thresholds. Reactec’s system provides reliable data analysis which is clear, concise and tailor-made to the business helping to continuously reduce and design out workforce exposure to HAVs.
Jacqui McLaughlin, Chief Executive of Reactec, said:
“We are thrilled to be awarded this major contract with Network Rail. Our innovative equipment is designed to help prevent this incurable and debilitating condition through the use of bespoke monitoring devices and management software. This investment is not just about equipment, but it is an investment in the health and safety of Network Rail’s workforce.”