Test & Measurement

HAVSPRO experiences strong early growth

22nd September 2022
Sheryl Miles

The firm behind HAVSPRO, a newly evolved platform for the accurate, real-time measurement and monitoring of workplace vibration, is expanding its workforce to meet the demand for its product from a variety of sectors, including Local Government, manufacturing, engineering and agriculture.

In its first six months of operation, Derbyshire-based HAVSPRO has grown its team by 50% across both production and sales functions, and turnover has reached almost £1m. To help the company cope with this influx of interest and orders for its product, recruitment is continuing, to ensure further expected growth can be managed.

HAVSPRO has been developed by SIXIS Technology, part of the Simpatica Group, from over 20 years of experience in the field of remote monitoring. Created with both the safety of operators and the protection of employers in mind, the technology measures and monitors real-time vibration magnitude as users operate vibrating tools, which drives proactive exposure alerts before the user reaches their limit.

With an estimated two million UK workers exposed to the risk of debilitating injuries from Hand Arm Vibration exposure, HAVSPRO is a vital piece of PPE in delivering a healthier, safer workplace, through reliable data providing a proactive, evidence-based decision making.

Recent significant interest in HAVSPRO’s solution, which sits on the tool and not the wrist, has led to a flurry of enquiries from a wide range of sectors and industries including local councils, civil engineering, manufacturing, horticultural and engineering, who see the benefits of protecting both their workforce from the far-reaching effects of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) and Whole-Body Vibration (WBV) and minimising the risk of corporate litigation.

Notably, the HAVSPRO system has been incorporated into one of Europe’s largest construction projects, where more than 1,000 of Laing O’Rourke’s workforce are benefiting from accurate real-time monitoring of the risk of exposure to excessive tool vibration.

According to client feedback, the biggest success factor for the HAVSPRO system is the ease with which operators can implement the system, as they simply click the sensor on and off the tool they are using.

Russ Langthorne, Managing Director of HAVSPRO, is pleased but unsurprised by this huge growth in awareness of the potential problems created by HAVS and WBV: “We are delighted that companies in all sectors now feel they have a vibration risk management system that goes a long way to proactively protecting their workforce from these life altering conditions. The added benefit of protecting companies from costly litigations, as we have seen recently, is also a key driver to the continued increase in interest in the HASVSPRO system. We look forward to working with many other organisations in managing the risk of vibration exposure and protecting their staff as effectively as possible.”

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