Is your business ready for an HSE wood dust inspection?

The HSE recently announced plans to inspect woodworking premises over the next 12 months to ensure businesses and employees are complying with relevant legislation.

Legally, companies must comply with the regulations in order above all to protect people against risks and to avoid accidents and serious health risks. Failure to do so could result in damaging penalties including heavy fines, suspension, and jail time. With this in mind, it has never been more important for businesses to assess how dust is safely managed on their premises.

Automatic extraction systems, based in Greater Manchester with national coverage, is leading the charge when it comes to ensuring businesses have effective dust extraction systems and comply with relevant COSHH regulations. Established in 2001 and with over 60 years of combined experience, Auto Extract Systems is growing at a rapid pace and is considered by many to be one of the leading dust extraction experts in the UK and Ireland.

By offering a free initial site assessment and working closely with our customers, Auto Extract Systems can ensure that all of their extraction requirements are met. State-of-the-art LEV system design solutions are formulated at the customer’s premises, refined, and then fully specified by Auto Extract Systems’ in-house CAD and drafting team.

In most cases, an LEV dust extraction system will consist of four elements to improve the air quality within your workplace. These include a capture hood, an air filter, a fan and finally a discharge. The types of systems will depend on the company, but the most popular types of systems usually include direct connections which will normally have some form of hose connection to taps built into the machines themselves or via bespoke guards, covers, etc., which are made to fit each machine so that dust is captured. The dust can then be routed to a centralized filtration unit to remove captured particles and return the purified air to the atmosphere.

There is also a range of dust filters available, including those specializing in fine and coarse dust, as well as portable dust filters for those looking for ‘at the source’ extraction. Auto Extract Systems also offers a full 12 month installation warranty as standard to give customers added peace of mind.

Part of Auto Extract Systems’ recent success is due to their passion for helping businesses provide pollution-free workplaces and prides itself on being a one-stop-shop for all extraction requirements, making the whole process as simple as possible for the customer.

In addition to the expert design, specification and installation services provided by Auto Extract Systems, it also offers bespoke certification and maintenance services to ensure companies comply with HSE COSHH 2002 regulations.

To help you keep your LEV documentation in order, Auto Extract Systems also has a secure online portal where all test certificates are kept in one convenient place and the support team will also contact you when equipment is damaged. Extraction LEV should be tested and maintained or as required. other problems arise.

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