New App to Track the Hand-Arm Vibration You're Exposed To

We all know that hand-arm vibration is bad for you. Very bad for you. If you're an employer, you need to make sure your employees are staying within the EU regulations. But you shouldn't have to reply on your employer to make sure you're in the clear vibration-wise. You should also take responsibility for the vibration levels you're exposed to.

Makita are aiming to keep you right, as they've demonstrated with the new developments in the anti-vibration technology, read more in our in-depth article.

They've produced an app for your Andriod device that will measure the vibration you're being exposed to while you work. Click here for more info.

Makita say:

Vibration in the workplace is a serious risk that any power tool user should take seriously. Without the proper precautions taken, permanent damage can be incurred such as White Finger.

At Makita, we are very much aware of the hazards vibration can present, which is why we provide a way to keep track of your exposure to vibration on a daily basis, the Makita Vibration Calculator.

With this app you can find out just how much of a standard daily allowance you are being exposed to for each tool you use. Built with HSE standards, you simply enter the vibration value of the tool (either manually or from a list of Makita products), how long you expect for trigger time and the Makita Vibration Calculator works out the rest.

With built in warnings for when you might be approaching dangerous levels, we hope that with our help, less people will succumb to the problems caused by vibration.

For more information on the subject, please visit

We are very open to feedback so please, if you have any comments/requests/problems, send them our way.

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