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What is dust?
Dust is a solid particulate with diameters of 0.1micron upwards, capable of temporary suspension in air. Dusts are usually derived from larger masses through the application of physical force.
What are the dangers of dust within the workplace?
Excessive dust in the workplace can be highly dangerous on a number of levels. Firstly, although it’s rare, a cloud of concentrated dust is potentially combustible and can, therefore, cause explosions so it’s important that companies keep their working environments as relatively dust-free as they can to avoid such potential catastrophes. However, the most common problem associated with dust in the workplace arises from dust-related illnesses which have been found to be one of the major killers in the UK when it comes to occupational health.
What is Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV)?
According to the HSE guidelines, LEV is an engineering control system which reduces workplace exposure to airborne contaminants such as dust, mist, fume, vapour or gas. Successful LEV systems contain or capture all the contaminant and dispose of it accordingly.
Why do I need LEV Testing?
LEV Testing is a legal requirement, as set out in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, for any employer to maintain working conditions for employees. Any employer that uses LEV techniques in the workplace must have equipment examined and tested every 14 months to ensure it is working safely and efficiently.
What is COSHH?
COSHH stands for the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health and is a regulation which employers must adhere to in order to ensure employees are not susceptible to hazardous substances which could cause them harm.
What is a substance hazardous to health?
They are those substances classified as toxic, very toxic, corrosive, harmful or irritant. Biological agents and dusts in substantial concentrations are also classified as hazardous substances. COSHH covers chemicals, products containing chemicals, fumes, dusts, vapours, mists and gases, and biological agents (germs).
What are the 8 Key Principles of Good Practise as defined in the COSHH Regulations?
  1. 1. Design and operate processes and activities to minimise emission, release and spread of substances hazardous to health
  2. 2. Take into account all relevant routes of exposure – inhalation, skin absorption and ingestion – when developing control measures
  3. 3. Control exposure by measures that are proportionate to the health risk
  4. 4. Choose the most effective and reliable control options which minimise the escape and spread of substances hazardous to health
  5. 5. Where adequate control of exposure cannot be achieved by other means, provide, in combination with other control measures, suitable personal protective equipment
  6. 6. Check and review regularly all elements of control measures for their continuing effectiveness
  7. 7. Inform and train all employees on the hazards and risks from the substances with which they work and the use of control measures developed to minimise the risks
  8. 8. Ensure that the introduction of control measures does not increase the overall risk to health and safety
Do you offer an annual service contract?
Yes, we can offer a contract whereby one of our experienced engineers will inspect the Climavent Unit on an annual basis. The service will include a full inspection of the unit and recommendations for any parts that need replacing.
Do you offer site visits?
Yes, we offer a no obligations, free of charge site visit by one of our experienced engineers to assess your extraction requirements.