The firm behind HAVSPRO, a newly evolved solution 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 per cent,
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 industry-leading 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 new 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 unique 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 main contractor, 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.”
For more information, visit the HAVSPRO website.