Danger on the job

Fumes are one of the main health risks facing site workers. As well as protecting your workers against gases and vapours, fume control requires you to ensure your staff are not exposed to harmful solid particles generated by chemical reactions such as oxidisation and thermal breakdown.

The health dangers of fumes on site
Health effects of ineffective fume control:
  • Pneumonia
  • Cancer
  • Reduced lung function
  • Occupational asthma
  • Irritation of throat/lungs
When is fume control required?
When you need a fume hood or fume extraction:
  • Painting (spraying or brush-applied)
  • Welding
  • Burning
Effective fume control
Effective fume control methodology:
  • Fumes captured at source with appropriate capture hood
  • Extraction and filtration, if required, of particulate matter or gases
  • Correct type of fan applied for matter being extracted
  • Highly flammable, explosive and toxic fumes extracted to outside 
  • Tailored solution to capture fumes at source without impeding the process
  • Negative pressure applied to prevent dissipation of fumes and direct them to the capture point

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