DUST AND FUME EXTRACTION NEWS

LEV Log COSHH Testing

LEVLog®. Your COSHH LEV Testing Resource

By Paul Tagent

LEV systems are designed to protect workers from hazardous dust and fumes. The law is that the employer must maintain LEV system performance and should also arrange a thorough examination and test at least every 14 months. To quote the HSE, “Regulation 9 of COSHH requires that any control measure taken to comply with regulation 7 must […]

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Hazardous-Fumes

LEV Testing Regulations

By Paul Tagent

The Health and Safety at Work Act and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (C.O.S.H.H.) states that employers must assess the risks to their workers from hazardous substances – dusts, fumes, vapours, etc. – and decide what measures to use to protect their health. This means that if you work in certain industries that produce potentially harmful dust […]

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CECO Environmental & Western Air Ducts

By Paul Tagent

Western Air Ducts are pleased to announce, effective June 22, 2022, Western Air Ducts (UK) Ltd. and the Inteliair® brand was acquired by CECO Environmental. We will be integrated into the company’s Industrial Air Solutions business segment. The combined product offering of CECO, Western Air Ducts (UK) Ltd. and Inteliair® will enable us to combine […]

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welding-fumes

Why is it important to remove welding fumes from a work environment?

By Paul Tagent

The metal industry produces all sorts of contamination such as welding fumes, grinding dust and oil mist and typically, the smaller the welding particles, the more harmful they are to the human body. It is essential that employers create a healthy and safe working condition by reducing these risks to employees’ health and this is done […]

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fume-extraction

Welding Fumes. Protecting Your Workforce

By Paul Tagent

Recently, the International Agency for Research on Cancer has suggested that welding fume exposure including fume generated when welding Mild Steel can cause a range of cancers including kidney cancer. This means that ALL companies must protect their workers from the harmful welding fumes by minimising the potential exposure not only of employees but also […]

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The Solution for Workplace Air Pollution

What is dust and do I need a system to remove it?

By Paul Tagent

Basically, dust is made up of small, airborne particles of matter which are found in the air and covering the surface of objects. There is a difference between dust and fumes. The main being that fumes are airborne whereas dusts need not be suspended in the air. Most particles are too small to be seen […]

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Workplace Covid Security

Workplace Covid Security

By Paul Tagent

With over 40-years’ experience in the implementation of fume extraction and air movement systems, Western Air Ducts are specialists in industrial and commercial workspace air quality solutions. This means we are ideally placed to work with you to implement Covid security improvements through the control of air movement and circulation within your space. As part of this process […]

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COSHH LEV LOG

LEV LOG® is now live!

By Paul Tagent

Western Air Ducts (UK) Ltd. are proud to announce the development and release of LEVLog®, a standalone resource for the upload and storage of COSHH LEV Inspection Reports with the capability to provide a dashboard for those responsible for these systems to view their current status and automated reminders for when tests are coming due. […]

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Replacement of Fire Damaged System for Shred-It

By Chris Lintern

After overcoming the initial issue of extinguishing a fire in their dust extraction system Shred-it were left with the problem of not having an operational dust extraction system to serve their recycling facility. Western Air Ducts (UK) Ltd. were able to attend promptly and work with the staff at Shred-It it to establish a plan […]

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Reduce Carbon Footprint, South West, WAD

Western Air Ducts strives to lower carbon footprint

By Paul Tagent

At Western Air Ducts we feel we have a responsibility to reduce our own carbon footprint and, when we first designed and built our new manufacturing and office facility in Frome, it was designed to utilise lower energy consumption through intelligent lighting and heating, improved insulation to retain heat. Following on from this ethos we […]

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