Exhaust Fumes

Lethal if ignored

Up to 500,000 workers in the UK are exposed to dangerous levels of exhaust fumes each year. 800 workers are diagnosed with cancer linked to exhaust fumes each year – workers exposed to exhaust fumes are around 40% more likely to develop lung cancer. Many are unaware of the dangers until it is too late.

Effective control of Exhaust fumes on site
Health effects of uncontrolled exhaust fumes:
  • Respiratory problems
  • Eye irritation
  • Lung cancer
  • Bladder cancer
Where is exhaust fume control required?
You need to protect your workforce if you use:
  • Diesel vehicles
  • Equipment such as construction site plant, forklifts, lorries and tractors
  • Fixed power sources such as generators, compressors or power plants
Effective exhaust fume control
Effective exhaust-fume control methodology:
  • All feasible measures to reduce emissions applied 
  • Cold engines always warmed up in well-ventilated areas before use
  • Specialist filters applied at the source of emissions on every piece of equipment
  • Forced ventilation system used to introduce fresh air into areas of emissions
  • Emission levels constantly reviewed and measured

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