Crawley Hospital required major redevelopment of its Urgent Care Centre to provide an enlarged Clinical Assessment Unit, improved Paediatrics treatment rooms and a new open plan waiting area. The scheme also included the construction of a 26bed sub-acute ward for patients no longer in need of acute care at other hospitals.Challenge
The surrounding parts of the hospital needed to function as normal, so it was vital that dust was not allowed to escape from the areas under construction. Effective control of the dust was therefore required, as well as the means to check that it was being kept safely away from staff and patients.Solution
RVT was called upon for specialist advice and conducted a site survey. To control the dust, RVT’s Mini DustMaster kits were deployed. These kits capture and ﬁlter the dust created and also maintain a negative pressure in the work area, ensuring against any migration of dust and therefore fully protecting the other sensitive areas of the hospital. Plus, to monitor the effectiveness of the dust control a dust monitoring system was installed, starting one week prior to the commencement of works to provide a base line reading of the air quality levels.