Reactec R-Link Wearable Technology
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Why choose Reactec wearable technology?
Reactec has over 20 years of experience taking workplace wearable technology into arduous environments to manage critical personal health exposure data.
Reactec believes immediate and long-term gains require a shift towards prevention rather than simply compliance. By measuring what's happening, you can tailor your controls faster, engineer out risk and actively protect your employees' health in the workplace.
Organizations that choose Reactec wearable technology want to protect their workers' health over the long-term, including monitoring risks like hand-arm vibration (HAV), noise, dust or keeping workers safe through exclusion zones.
The risk of hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS)
HAVS is an occupational illness. Workers exposed to hand-arm vibration regularly can develop soft tissue damage to the fingers, hands and arms.
HAVS damage can result from using:
- handheld power tools (ex. sanders, jackhammers or rock drills)
- hand-guided equipment (ex. lawnmowers, walk-behind concrete cutters), or
- materials processed by machines (ex. pedestal grinder).
The risk of HAVS depends on the frequency, magnitude and duration of vibration.
How to measure HAVS
Even with all the proper training, it's hard to know how closely everyone follows health and safety protocols. Individuals taking more risks than a safety manager recommends could damage their health, and unchecked exposure can lead to litigation.
The challenge is how to measure the problem accurately. Manual measures like estimated tool time use or operator trigger time don't adequately capture the data. Due to the margins of uncertainty, operators considered to be at low risk could be exceeding exposure limits regularly.
Reactec introduced the R-link watch to measure real-time exposure in the field using sophisticated sensor and software technology. It's the UK's leading monitoring system for HAVS and has just been introduced to the Canadian market.
Armed with accurate real-time data of what's actually going on in the field you're in a position to make the sort of decisions that will truly protect your workers' long-term health.
New advanced technology and expanded functionality
With over 20 years’ experience in preventing workplace health and safety issues, Reactec introduced R-Link, their third generation workplace wearable with expanded functionality.
With the R-Link watch, fully integrated eco-system, and the powerful Reactec Analytics, you have an unprecedented view of your employees’ environment to deliver effective risk prevention and open new avenues to improve operational efficiency and safety:
- Keep workers safe with proximity warnings to moving vehicles or objects
- Gain real insight of exposure to vibration and readily show compliance
- Create exclusion zones, based on workers' credentials, to restrict access
- Send alerts and track lone workers
- Track employee movements and activity levels
The R-Link eco-system and cloud-based analytics are easy to deploy, and simple to use. With advanced technology, R-Link allows you to cost effectively gain absolute control of your operations, therefore preventing workplace health issues, while having unprecedented insight into productivity drivers.
R-Link can help keep workers safe from straying too close to dangerous vehicles or equipment.
Using the latest ultra-wideband technology for fast accurate detection, alert workers to impending dangers.
Alerts and insights
Employee alerts alone is not enough.
Reactec Analytics provide intelligent insights on the who, where and how often near misses occur allowing you to prevent future problems.
Exposure to vibrations
Gain real use insight of exposure and be proactively and securely informed of your highest risk employees and key risk drivers.
Readily show compliance with recorded and evaluated control measures at the touch of a button.
Need to ensure that employees stick to specific work areas dependant on their responsibilities?
Use R-Link to create geo fenced exclusion zone which will respond to a worker’s credentials.
Simply and easily on a day-to-day basis control who can access different work areas.
Gather data on slips, trips and falls
Employees working alone and isolated from colleagues don’t need to be in a remote location to need help.
Allow employees to raise an alarm or automatically raise an alarm in the event of a fall followed by a lack of motion.
Evacuation and mustering
Do you ever have the need to evacuate employees?
During an evacuation, you will want to know that employees have responded and are mustered at their evacuation point.
Track on the ground and in a head office.
Ecosystem - How it Works
R-Link is a holistic eco-system to link you to your employees, dependent only on an internet connection through a public mobile phone network or local wi-fi.
Assign an R-Link watch at the start of the working day. Your employee or visitor’s credentials, as entered in the Reactec Analytics software, will then control what type of protection they receive throughout the day.
The R-Link watch has no GPS and does not track location. Watches operating in a high risk area monitored with a mesh of GPS enabled R-Link beacons will receive protection such as evacuation or man-down alarms.
Use R-Link beacons to create a no-go zone around dangerous plant, or a mesh of beacons to collect live data and create complex but flexible geofenced exclusion areas.
A single R-Link gateway located at the end of a beacon mesh or at the watch charging areas, automatically and safely transmits data to the powerful cloud-based Reactec Analytics software under GDPR compliance.
The Reactec Analytics turns the R-Link data on risk levels, near misses and employee activity into intelligence to create a safer, more sustainable work environment.
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