MCG offer OPERC support for the Vibration Test Centre (28/10/05)
The Major Contractors Group (MCG), who account for approximately 7.5-8% of UK GDP have offered their support for OPERC's new vibration test centre. This support includes £4,000 towards the cost of the new DVD on Hand Arm Vibration and an acknowledgement that only tools independently tested at OPERC will be hired on MCG construction sites. In return, the MCG are actively seeking free and impartial advice and support on equipment vibration levels that are comparable and consistent with testing undertaken on other equipment items.
In the future, OPERC are intending to collaborate with other independent vibration test centres provided that testing is monitored to ensure consistency of the test and results obtained and that information gathered is entered onto the OPERC database which can then be accessed free of charge by all industry practitioners.