ON-Site Hand Tool Testing - ISO 5349 HAVS Testing

Worlifts specialise in on site hand arm vibration testing of electric powered hand tools, electrical tool examinations and ON-Site hand arm vibration testing of pneumatic powered hand tools, pneumatic tool examinations.

This service is key to many customers throughout the UK, our fleet of mobile on site electric tool testing and pneumatic tool testing vehicles are fully equipped with the latest hand arm vibration 3 axis testing machines, HAVS testing machines and related software, portable appliance testing machines, revolution meters, bolt load meters and calibrated measuring equipment.

The introduction of this service in 2005 was driven by both our customers who were looking for a 'single source solution' for their ON-Site testing services and by the every changing control of vibration regulations. This investment and training of our employees gave both our existing customers and potential new customers the confidence that are dealing with a well established company who is prepared to move with the times and who will listen and provide a solution to any situation.

To conform to current hand arm vibration legislation your hand must be thoroughly examined by a competent person, hand arm vibration tested and all accompany records recorded.

We specialise in offering a planned contracted schedule ensuring you are fully compliant with all legal requirements Worlifts will manage your hand tooling inventory offering you piece of mind that your tooling items are fit for task and when used in service they will be fully operational and correctly certified clearly stating maximum exposure to vibration either on a colour coded system or points system.

The service has grown from strength to strength through all sectors of industry, companies and large organisations currently using our services to carry out regular examinations of the full range of electric hand tools and pneumatic hand tools. Our thorough examination, thorough inspection of hand tools can include on load vibration testing, specific tool risk assessments, tool suitability for task trials and vibration management projects.

This service will ensure the correct tool is selected for the task, that all tool testing is documented and that you are doing through correct tool purchasing, risk assessments and method statements all that is reasonably practical to reduce vibration exposure to your employees or sub-contract labour.


Many companies will perform at best a 'visual inspection or free running function test' on hand tooling. For vibration control measures a 'free running test, air test or laboratory test' in the majority of cases are unsatisfactory and in some cases vibration m/s2 levels are recorded 2 x higher than value shown in the catalogue when actually tested in service.

Worlifts always recommend an on load test is performed on all hand tools before returning to the customer after any examination, inspection or repair to confirm its correct functioning.

This type of test ensures the tooling items works correctly through its operation, this is even more essential when testing on site as you may have no equipment history, making an on load test hand arm vibration test the only test that should be carried out.

On a final note, visual inspections without operating the equipment really tell the inspector very little. You cannot tell the condition of the internal working parts, an impact wrench can be badly bashed from the outside and yet still work perfectly, while a brand new impact wrench may have been under lubricated or incorrectly used in its first operation causing the anvil to be damaged or the reverse mechanism damaged, both of these conditions can only 100% be verified by on load testing of your hand tools.


Our mission statement is 'Getting it right ON-SITE' your successful business operation is directly linked to our success, we see all our customers as business partners and you can rest assured that we are a family owned proactive, forward thinking independent lifting and hydraulic equipment company, giving us the flexibility to react when your need arises.

If you have a requirement for our services please contact us, we are readily available to attend site present an overview of our services and explain why Worlifts should be your partner for the sale, service and ON-Site testing of all your hydraulic tools and equipment.

Why WOR? Because you will get What you require, On time, and it will be Right!

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