Vibration reduction to reduce the risk of HAVS (Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome) is a complicated topic. There are many aspects to consider when choosing the correct glove for you tool. At Eureka we like to use the visualisation that tool vibrations are akin to the ocean – large swells, waves, and ripples all representing the dimensions and complexity. The most impacting factors being tool vibration simplified as RPM (revolutions per minute), rotational or impacting vibrations, working material, environmental temperature, and environmental stress factors such as ambient noise level.
Accounting for these factors determines the level of accuracy when choosing the correct glove. The higher the potential vibration exposure, the higher the level of accuracy is recommended.
At Eureka we have categorised the selection accuracy into 3 levels:
Accuracy Level 1 (Lowest):
15,000- 20,000 RPM. Does your tool rotate faster or slower than this range? Impact Vibration range for faster and high energy impacting tools, Flexi range for slower.
Accuracy Level 2 (Medium):
Using the Eureka Tool-Type dot chart along with the Eureka Vibration Tool Acceleration Overview (available on customer page only) for determining the appropriate glove.
Accuracy Level 3 (Highest):
On-site measurements and in-depth analysis. At this level, our experts will visit your premises and measure the exact “in-action” vibration exposure to record the most accurate data. This data is then relayed back to our HQ where it is analysed and a full report per tool with glove recommendations is generated.
For odd jobs and occasional vibrating tool exposure, accuracy level 1 or 2 to select a glove model may suffice. For repeated work, industrial use, exposure over long periods, accuracy level 3 is strongly recommended. If in doubt, please contact us at Eureka and we can assist you in selecting the appropriate protection.