Reactec takes part in World Safety Day with commitment to construction charity

Ewan McInnes blog

Reactec, the market leader in monitoring and management platforms for hand and arm vibration (HAV), is marking World Day for Safety and Health at Work today (28th April) by donating a percentage of sales achieved for two months.

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is an annual international campaign to promote safe, healthy and decent work. It is held worldwide on 28 April and has been organised by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) since 2003.

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.

Reactec will donate £50 for every order achieved by their sales teams of over £3,000. This will start today and run up until the 21 June when the industry’s main UK Health & Safety event – the SHE show – takes place.

Reactec’s donation will go to the construction charity The Lighthouse Club which provides financial advice and assistance to the construction community and also promotes initiatives aimed at avoiding accidents and improving safety on construction sites.

Commenting on the initiative, Jacqui McLaughlin, Chief Executive of Reactec said: “At Reactec we work hard to help employers promote a workplace culture that creates a safe and with equal importance a healthy environment for their workers and in particular those who use vibrating equipment. We are proud to work with The Lighthouse Club and we look forward to presenting our donation to the charity in June.”

Edinburgh-based Reactec is the UK market leader in the provision of monitoring devices and a management information reporting platform for Hand Arm Vibration (HAV) risks – the cause of one of the most common industrial diseases in the UK, White Finger Syndrome or HAVS.