Many construction activities create hazardous dust, and exposure to any dust in excessive amounts can create respiratory problems. Dust particles come in a range of sizes, but smaller dust particles, known as respirable dust, is so fine that it can settle deep within the lungs. This can then cause serious health problems, such as lung cancer, COPD, asbestosis, silicosis and asthma. Unfortunately, these diseases may only become evident after a long period of time and when it is too late for treatment to have any effect. Therefore, an effective dust control system on site is vital to protect your health, the health of others on site, and of those nearby.
In our latest best practice guide, RVT has laid out guidance that will help you get the best from your dust control system. Of course, effective dust control does not just rely on the solution equipment, but on your actions as well. In this guide, we recommend that you break your project down into five stages before work commences:
- Before you start
- Setting Up
- During Work
For each stage, our guide provides you with comprehensive advice on how to effectively assess your site environment before and during works, and how to identify problems that may arise over the course of your project. By taking this proactive approach, you ensure that your dust solution equipment can perform to its full potential on site.
Alongside this advice, our dust control experts also advise on the safe setting up, maintaining and dismantling of your dust control system. With these detailed and straightforward instructions, you will be able to use and look after your system with confidence, allowing for optimum on site dust control that will protect yourself and others from dangerous exposure.
RVT Best Practice Guide to Effective Dust Control