Reactec, the market leader in monitoring and management platforms for hand and arm vibration (HAV), has been named Technology Supplier of the Year at the prestigious Construction News Specialists Awards, held last night in London, for their ground breaking HAVwear technology which impressed the judges.
Launched a year ago, HAVwear is a wearable wrist device that monitors an individual’s exposure in real time. Reactec’s Analytical Platform provides cloud-based reporting which assists customers in dynamic risk assessment and reduction exposure activities.
The Construction News Specialists Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of the very best specialist contractors in the UK. The judges for the Technology Supplier of the Year award were ‘looking for companies that can demonstrate what makes them outstanding to work with, and that are committed to providing the best technology innovations available.’
Tracey Gorman, Business Development Director of Reactec (pictured receiving the award with the Reactec team) said: “We are extremely proud to win this award for HAVwear which was launched last year. At Reactec we work hard with our customers to help them promote a workplace culture that creates a safe and healthy environment for their workers who use vibrating tools and equipment.
HAVwear clearly shows it provides a more realistic and personalised real-time assessment of the risk faced during tool use than traditional assessment methodologies. This personalised related information that businesses need to avoid their employees developing HAVs which is incurable but preventable.”
Reactec has recently released a whitepaper documenting the results of their performance tests of HAVwear – http://www.reactec.com/article/download_new_reactec_white_paper_
*HAVS, which is also known as Vibration White Finger, is one of the most common industrial diseases in the UK. The condition is usually caused by the prolonged use of power hand tools, whose vibrations can damage the blood vessels, nerves, muscles and joints of the hand, wrist and arm. 300,000 people in the UK suffer from the condition, for which there is no known cure, only prevention.