Hand & Arm Vibration (HAV) is widely recognised as a serious threat to health. H & S advice.
· HAV is preventable, but once the damage is done it is permanent.
· HAV is serious and disabling, and nearly 2 million people are at risk.
· Damage from HAV can include the inability to do fine work and cold can trigger painful finger blanching attacks.
The construction industry is full of risk with many hand operated machines, including pneumatic and hydraulic breakers and compaction equipment, producing high HAV.
What can be better than zero HAV? BOMAG offer two versatile bits of kit which are remotely operated that can tackle most small-scale compaction jobs with ease.
The BPH 80/65S reversible hydraulic plate and the BMP 8500 multi-purpose compactor are remotely controlled and so the operator is not exposed to any HAV. Both machines have safety systems built into the remote-control operator which safeguards the operator.
These are powerful versatile machines. The BPH 80/65S produces 80kN of force at a frequency of 55 Hz whilst the BMP 8500 produces up to 72 kN of force at 42 Hz.
Both machines will be on display on the BOMAG stand (I42) at the Executive Hire Show (Coventry Ricoh Arena) February 6th & 7th 2019.