Fivesquared secures series of contracts after last year's IoG Saltex

Fivesquared, a consultant in vibration and noise management, has won big contracts on the back of last year's IoG Saltex show.

New deals from English Heritage, East Devon District Council and Cambridgeshire County Council followed the show in Windsor last September.

The firm carried out on-site testing of all of English Heritage's powered tools, equipment and plant from brushcutters to ride- on mowers at 12 of its sites.

Fivesquared, a division of Earlsmere ID Systems, tested each item of kit on conditions for hand-arm and whole-body vibration together with noise output.

The results went into a report on individual vibration levels for each item, usage times and health-and-safety points, said a representative for the firm.

"All gear tested is now safety tagged with specific data including legally permitted usage times. All supervisors and managers will do our Level 2 training course."

The contract for Cambridgeshire County Council involved whole-body vibration testing on a range of ride-on triple mowers, rotary mowers and tractors.

Meanwhile, Fivesquared tested equipment at East Devon District Council, which is using Earlsmere's Daily Vibration Log Books to record daily usage times.

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