2) Holding or working with machinery that vibrates
If you work in the construction industry, you’ll know that sometimes there is no way to avoid using machinery that vibrates, especially when using tools such as concrete breakers, sanders, grinders and hammer drills amongst others. However, it’s important to put some measures in place to prevent extensive hand-arm vibration exposure or reduce any current symptoms.
For example, all employers and workers should check their tools before using them to make sure they have been properly maintained and repaired to avoid increased vibration caused by faults or general wear and tear.
Another option is to use tools with Active Vibration Reduction Technology (AVR) such as our TE 3000-AVR breaker. Hilti’s AVR Technology comprises a series of springs and pivots that effectively decouples the side handles from the operational end of the tool. The vibration in the direction of the hammer is reduced by a damping mechanism, whilst counter balancing further reduces the vibrating effects.
The result is a machine which feels much lighter than its power suggests and a tri-axial vibration value that enables Hilti to claim a best-in-class trigger time boosting operator productivity.