Correctly selected dust extraction 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 extraction is vital in any manufacturing industry

A well-built, fit-for-purpose dust extraction 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

Dust inhalation can be deadly, which is why minimising exposure is a key HSE focus

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.

HSE Compliance

Explosive Dust

Potentially explosive dusts can be handled by using appropriately rated ATEX equipment. All of our dust extractors and collectors come with ATEX rated options meaning potentially explosive and volatile products can be handled safely in line with the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) where applicable.

Read more about ATEX

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

ATEX Explosion
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