LIGHTING DESIGN MEASURES
This service covers the measurement regarding lighting design:
- FLD calculation, through specific professional software;
- Instrumental verification in lighting design and minimum and medium FLD, using photoradiometer-lux meter;
- Technical Evaluation reports and verification of regulated limits for living and working environments;
- Definition of lighting comfort parameters;
- Verification of lighting factors at workstations according to UNI EN 12464;
- Simulations of changes to buildings that may impact on lighting requirements.
MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION OF MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS
ESHQ Consulting performs an instrumental survey through a triaxial vibration analyser, aimed at the correct assessment of exposure of the worker to the mechanical vibration of the hand-arm system (HAV) and whole body vibration (WBV).
Mechanical Vibrations are oscillations of a mechanical system in relation to a point of equilibrium. The oscillations may be free or forced: this depends from the external force as in the case of the use of work tools by a worker.
Frequency and intensity affect the different parts of the human body in different ways, therefore it is necessary to make a separate analysis of the vibrations to the hand-arm system (typical of electric-portable equipment or the use of hand tools such as hammers) and of those to the whole body (e.g. use of forklift trucks, earth moving machines and motor vehicles in general).
Vibrations tend to be underestimated by the workers themselves because they do not produce an immediate impairment as in the case of shearing, crushing, falls from heights, but manifest their health effects only after several years and with different intensity from person to person.
The analysing tool complies with the European requirements on vibration measurement: European Directive 2002/44 / EC; ISO 5349-2001; ISO 2631; ISO 8041 Class 1; ANSI S3.34; ANSI S3.18; and ACGIH TLV’s HAV & WBV 2004.
The measurement campaign is conducted by specialists, which will prepare a comprehensive final report of instrumental investigation reports, personal exposure calculation for members of different kind of exposure, analysis of concurrent risks such as noise, microclimate, ototoxic substances.
ESHQ consulting also offers a service of consulting regarding which specific DPI are needed and development of mitigation systems.