Because your employer has invested in a VibeCalc subscription, they evidently care about your safety. However, the system will only work if the data you submit is accurate.
For this reason, remember that for safety’s sake – don’t tone down your vibration exposure if you’ve accidentally exceeded your daily limit! It’s far better to be honest and say you’ve gone over your limit, than it is to log a false report. Your manager ought to then help you find a way to continue to do your work safely without being exposed to danger, for example, by providing tools with lower vibration ratings, or by eliminating the need to use vibrating tools altogether.
For simple, practical ideas to reduce the risk of hand-arm-vibration, see this page for advice.
Note for managers
If you’re a manager, setting up VibeCalc for the first time, you should also read guidance topics under the heading, ‘Instructions for a systems manager or supervisor’, if you’ve not already done so.
1. What is VibeCalc?
2. Logging in.
3. Finding what you’re looking for, in the asset lists.
4. Logging information.
5. Calculating hand-arm-vibration (HAVS points).
6. What to do if you need help or hit a technical difficulty..
7. Keep your data accurate.