Western Air Ducts were recently approached by a school in Norfolk following their annual COSHH LEV Inspection to find an air quality solution to their wood dust issues. One of the main challenges we faced with this project was the time constraints as, with most schools, quite often substantial works can only really be undertaken during school holidays.
With the situation with lockdown in 2020 (and now in 20201), schools have only been open sporadically and sometimes given little time to react to the restrictions. With the teaching community working tirelessly between lockdowns to maximise face to face teaching time, these time constraints became even tighter – we had a 1 week window over October half term and only 2 weeks notice.
Western Air Ducts had held back a number of dust filtration units so we had the unit in stock and we were able to design, manufacture the relevant ducting components and hoods as well as install a new system during the 2020 October half term.
Following completion of the project, one of our BOHS P601 commissioning engineers commissioned the new system and whilst the school is now only able to open in a very limited manner, they are secure in the knowledge that when we do return to ‘normal’ their DT Department has a fully compliant dust extraction system.