Health and Safety Executive #WorkRight Campaign Focusing on Dust

Health and Safety Executive #WorkRight Campaign Focusing on Dust

Health and Safety Executive Dust Inspections

Health and Safety Executive WorkRight campaign dust control

The Health and Safety Executive has announced that the current focus of their #WorkRight campaign is dust. Odour and Dust Solutions are fully aware of the problems that people can face due to exposure to harmful levels of dust, and fully support this campaign.

Firstly, inspectors from the HSE will be visiting construction sites, woodworking factories, food manufacturing plants, recycling plants, quarries and more to carry out surprise inspections. These inspections will be searching for evidence that people in charge and staff are aware of and have systems in place in order to keep exposure to dust down.

Health Risks of Dust in the Workplace

A big part of the campaign being undertaken by the HSE is making sure everyone is aware of the risks that dust can pose to those exposed. According to recent research, for example, there are 12,000 lung disease deaths per year linked to past exposure of harmful substances breathed in at work.

These numbers are astonishing. On the other hand, they’re preventable. With the correct dust control and dust suppression systems in place, these numbers can be reduced. The HSE want to raise awareness of just how dangerous dust inhalation can be. Workers in all the industries mentioned should understand the risks associated with carrying out their jobs. This is especially true in industries that create a lot of dust. People should know to plan the job from start to finish and use the right controls to protect their lungs.

Employers have a legal duty to protect their workers, so everyone can go home healthy and not suffer any consequences years down the line. In order to do this, employers need to adopt systems that will help to keep dust levels in the workplace at healthy levels.

Dust Monitoring and Dust Suppression Systems

Fog cannon

Odour and Dust Solutions offer a range of different methods that can monitor and reduce dust levels in the workplace. From fog cannons to nozzle and atomiser systems, we have an arsenal of machinery to help keep dust well and truly suppressed in the workplace.

As well as this, we make use of state-of-the-art dust monitoring equipment . This equipment can monitor – in real time – the atmospheric levels of dust in the air. This technology is simple, portable and can be used across a variety of different industries. We recommend using Trolex, as it gives you great feedback and is incredibly accurate.

Taking a proactive approach to these issues is certainly the way to go. By operating in this manner, you will be able to keep levels of harmful airborne dust particles down. This will improve the health and safety of your workers.

Dust & Asbestos Awareness Courses

Odour and Dust Solutions are leading the way in the fight against dangerous atmospheric particles. In 2020, we will be running new training and awareness courses.

These awareness courses will be related to dust, asbestos and bio-aerosols. These courses will focus on everything you need to know about workplace particles.

We will be delivering these courses UK wide and to businesses from many different industry sectors.

For more information on our systems or awareness courses, get in touch:

01560 480822

[email protected]

Freshfilter Air Cab Quality Systems

Freshfilter Air Cab Quality Systems

The UK’s Exclusive Supplier of Freshfilter Products

Freshfilter air cab quality systems

Cab Air Quality Systems in the UK

Once again leading the way in Odour and Dust Solutions are delighted to be the UK’s only supplier of Freshfilter Cab Air Quality Systems.

What Are Cab Air Quality Systems?

Cab Air Quality Systems are used on haul trucks and mobile machinery. They protect the machine operator from polluted air from outside the cabin entering in. The system achieves this by creating an artificial over-pressure inside the cabin.

Due to the pressure difference between the inside of the cabin and outside, contaminated air from the outside can only flow into the cabin through the overpressure unit of the system. Therefore the air in the unit is filtered, which ensures that only clean air is blown into the cabin.

Freshfilter air cab quality systems

Why are Cab Air Quality Systems Needed?

Cab Air Quality Systems prevents harmful particles and pollutants, including gasses, from entering into the cabin. This helps to reduce problems for the person within the cab. This type of protection can have a huge impact on the health and well-being of workers. It can prevent long-term health complications related to the inhalation of dusts, gasses and other harmful air pollutants.

Recent research by The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has estimated that there are 12,000 lung disease deaths annually that can be linked to past exposures in the workplace. They also estimate that the number off ill-health cases and days missed from work due to ill health is costing £15bn per year.

Construction Industry Health and Safety Executive work site injury

These are astonishing numbers; numbers which are preventable if greater precautions are taken with regard to health and safety measures within the workplace.

Why choose Freshfilter Products?

Freshfilter’s patented airflow technology means you can rest and breathe easy in the knowledge that the filters have an elongated lifespan. Because of this, contaminated dust particles do not stick to the filters due to the effect of gravity. This ensures a longer lifespan of filters.

All overpressure systems are installed according to legislation and Freshfilter can perform an annual inspection to guarantee the quality. All overpressure systems are designed in such a way that the air can only enter the workspace via the filter package. Therefore, this means you will always be breathing clean air within the cabin.

Freshfilter offers a range of different products, so this ensures there is something for everyone’s needs. Odour and Dust Solutions are able to supply the entire Freshfilter Catalogue. Whether your company is in mining, sorting, asbestos removal or forestry, Freshfilter systems can have huge benefits. Above all, they increase performance, contribute to safety measures. Finally and most importantly, they optimise the productivity of employees and machinery.

If you’d like to learn more about the Freshfilter range of products or would like to make an enquiry regarding your business, get in touch with us on  [email protected] or call us on 01560 480822