Dust ExtractionAir Plants for Safe and Reliable Control of Dust
Air Plants Dust Extraction products offer reliable, cost effective and efficient solutions for a wide range of dust and industry types. The Air Plants team are here to offer their experience and expertise in finding the most effective and safest way of extracting and disposing of dust and waste in your workplace.
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Why Install a Dust Extraction System?
- Protect the health of employees in the workplace
- Reduce the risk of fire and explosions
- Limit time spent on cleaning up
- Prevent slips and trips caused by settled dust
- Maintain the efficiency of your machinery
- Comply with COSHH regulations
- Reduce allergens and bacteria
- Reduce hazardous and harmful dust
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The Importance of Safe and Reliable Dust Extraction
Dust in the workplace can cause serious health problems and potential fire and explosion hazards. Protecting against the dangers of dust is crucial. By capturing, conveying and filtering dust, dust extraction improves air quality by removing potentially harmful particulates such as wood dust from the air.
Simply, dust is made up of small, airborne particles. Most are too small to be seen but can be breathed in through the nose and mouth. Most dust we inhale is filtered out in the nasal passages, however, very fine dust is able to travel to our lungs and into other organs of the body. Fine dust also stays in the air for much longer. Dust is divided into two types. Organic, which includes dust from textiles, wood, grain and flour and inorganic, which includes dust from metal, stone, sand and talc.
Across many industries, the use of powered machinery and tools can create large amounts of dust. Some materials i.e certain wood and metal types , can create particularly hazardous dust. Apart from airborne dust being harmful, resulting waste needs processing and disposing of carefully. Efficient dust extraction creates a safer working environment, reducing risks, protecting health and even helping machinery to work more efficiently.
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002 (COSHH) are Statutory Regulations that stipulate how employers should protect employees and others in the workplace from the hazards of substances such as dust. General requirements are set out for risk assessment, monitoring, control of exposure and preventing and reducing harm to health.
An extremely effective way of controlling dust is through a Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) system or dust extraction system, comprising of ducting, filter and fanset. Essentially, an LEV system captures dust by means of hoods which are placed around the application. Airflow, induced into the hoods by the fanset then carries the dust through ducting to the filter which removes the dust from the air. One LEV system can provide dust extraction for multiple machines. Getting the right LEV system for your workplace is paramount. For more information, watch a video.
COSHH legislation states it is mandatory that LEV systems are tested at least every 14 months to verify that dust in air levels, stipulated in EH40/2005 Workplace exposure limits are maintained. To learn more about COSHH visit the Health and Safety Executive website.