3 Effective Ways to Control Dust in Your Worksite

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25 Nov 2019

3 Effective Ways to Control Dust in Your Worksite

Dust is more than just a nuisance in worksites – often, it’s also a health hazard.

If you don’t manage dust and airborne particles correctly, it could affect your team’s health and productivity.

The good news is that there are many ways to control dust in worksites and minimise its risks. The key is knowing which techniques to use and matching it with the demands of your job and worksite.

Here are three solutions we recommend:


1. Use Industrial Vacuums and Dust Separators

The best way to control dust and manage it is to use industrial vacuums and dust separators.

These machines are designed to collect dust particles from the source, preventing them from spreading around. This will keep your site and the air around it much cleaner.

You can also attach many of these tools to your grinders, cutters, and polishers, making them easy to integrate with your line of equipment.

If you’re working in particularly dusty sites, we also recommend using air purifiers to help improve the air quality. You can also use dust containment tools if you want to contain dust to specific areas.


2. Spray Surfaces with Water

Spraying dirt and surfaces with water is a common way to prevent dust from going airborne. Water helps dirt clump together and prevent it from flying into the air. You can also spray your cutting surfaces or equipment with water to hold down dirt and dust particles.

Keep in mind, however, that this technique is limited. It may not work or be enough to control dust in some jobs or worksites, depending on the work you’re doing. You should also be careful with the amount of water you use – too much water can cause more problems than benefits. 

When working wet onsite products including the Slurrry Solutions range of products can be used to help control concrete slurry products onsite. 


3. Ensure Adequate Ventilation

Adequate ventilation can help prevent dust and airborne particles from getting trapped in your workspace. It encourages fresh airflow into your site, which can help remove dust and prevent it from being concentrated inside.

Proper ventilation will also ensure that clean and fresh air enters your site, which is essential for improving the air quality inside.

But remember that this may not be a good solution if you’re working with dangerous dust particles or contaminants (e.g. silica dust). In cases like these, you’ll need to collect and contain these dust particles with specialised tools (like industrial vacuums mentioned in number 1) to prevent it from escaping outside and causing harm to others.


Need Help Controlling Dust in Your Worksite?

Controlling dust in your worksite can be tricky, especially if you don’t have the right tools or knowledge to manage it properly. If you’re looking for the right dust control solution for your job, our specialists can help you determine your best options.

We offer a wide range of dust control tools and equipment that can help you keep your worksite as clean and dust-free as possible. Have a chat with us to find out how we can help.