CoSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) legislation requires all employers to protect employees potentially harmful effects of certain dusts. Similarly, external atmospheric pollution is controlled under EPA (Environmental Protection Act) legislation.
Correctly designed dust control systems will provide a safe working environment - protecting operators from the potentially harmful effects of dust inhalation and ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation.
Filtermist’s dust control systems capture dusts emitted at source through custom designed hoods and ducted systems. Dust filter selection is made 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.