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Noise reduced diamond blades

Noise reduced diamond blades

Hearing loss

According to the latest HSE Statistics, there are 20,000 new cases of Work-related, noise induced Hearing loss (NIHL) each year in the UK. This compares with 7,000 cases for Work-related Respiratory disease and no figure is given for HAVs, as the number has been declining significantly over the past decade.


According to the Association of British Insurers there are 16 X more claims for NIHL being processed in private claims than through state industrial benefit claims.

Deafness Compensation

Compensation levels for occupational deafness can reach £60,000 per individual case (www.youclaim.co.uk)

Occupational Noise Exposure

Recent UK studies link Occupational Noise Exposure to: Heart Disease, Depression and Sleep Deprivation (see Occupational and Environmental Medicine online edition October 6th 2010)

The Law on Noise Control

Of course we have Laws to address this, namely the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 (2005 No. 1643).

According to this Law the Employer is responsible to ensure that employees are not exposed to the maximum permissible noise level of 87 dB(A).

A typical Angle Grinder when cutting, for example ø230mm, emits a noise level up to 107 dB(A). The Employer is legally bound to reduce noise at source. The use of Ear-Defenders is not an option, unless there are no technical and organisational  solutions (for example, a noise exclusion zone the size of Wembley Football pitch).

Marcrist BF850 SilentMAX

Marcrist is extremely pleased to announce that they have introduced a patented, State-of-the-Art noise-reduced diamond blade into the market that reduces the noise level by 16X versus standard, non-noise-reduced blades.

Noise-Reduced means this blade is also vibration reduced.

Marcrist has been the market-leading manufacturer of professional and contractor diamond product for 33 years.

The BF850 SilentMAX blade means no compromise in performance, or price. That means they are proud to grant the same Marcrist product pledges to this blade:

The best, most precise, longest-lasting and fastest-cutting diamond blade with the lowest cost per cut that you have ever used … or your money back!

We believe that this represents a new revolution in the diamond blade market and this should be of extreme interest for Health & Safety on the building-site.

Marcrist BF850 SilentMAX will be available form www.ihtools.com from June 2012.


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