COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) regulations require all employers to protect employees from potentially harmful effects of certain dusts in the workplace, whilst external atmospheric pollution is controlled under EPA (Environmental Protection Act) legislation.

Correctly designed dust control systems help ensure working environments are clean and safe - protecting operators from the potentially harmful effects of dust inhalation and making sure that the premises complies with all relevant legislation. Dust control is vital in any manufacturing industry.

A well-built, fit-for-purpose dust control system will:

  • Protect people from dust related health hazards
  • Prevent explosions
  • Reduce housekeeping and minimise breakdowns
  • Improve product quality by preventing cross contamination
  • Protect the environment

Filtermist Systems’ dust control solutions capture dust emitted at source through custom designed hoods and ducted systems. Dust filter selection is dependent on the application, dust characteristics and filtration efficiencies. Where appropriate, mechanical pre-separators (eg cyclones) and high efficiency after filters (HEPAs) will also be installed. Potentially explosive dusts are handled in appropriately certified ATEX equipment including features such as anti-static filter bags, earth bonds, explosion vent panels and non-sparking components.

Visit the HSE’s dedicated Dust Hub to find out more about the dangers of dust.

Read our whitepaper on the application considerations for dry and wet filter systems.

Filtermist is responsible for manufacturing products for brands including:

  • Dustcheck
  • Kerstar

It is also a UK distributor for: