A huge range of products from bricks to blocks, mortar to roof tiles, masonry to concrete, contain silica. It’s perfectly safe, but as soon as you start cutting, drilling or grinding , it forms a fine dust.
No matter what you do, if you work in construction, you’ll come into contact with silica dust. Regular exposure, even of small amounts, increases the risk of developing diseases that can disable or even kill you - up to 500 people a year die because of the effects of silica dust.
However, there are lots of ways of protecting yourself, by using dust extraction equipment, respirators or by using a different tool to do the job. We can help you with a whole range of dust extraction, dust suppression, and dust screening systems.
If you’re an employer, you’ll need to abide by COSHH regulations. You’ll need to:
To find out more about how to deal with dust, talk to your local Brandon Hire, call Target Risk on 0117 971 8527 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org