Using on-tool extraction
This short guide developed by the CDP provides information on getting the right dust extraction kit, using it properly and keeping it well maintained.
CDP On Tool Extraction (PDF, 240KB)
HSE have produced an information sheet that provides more detailed guidance on choosing, using and maintaining on-tool extraction for controlling construction dust.
The HSE Time to clear the air video gives simple advice on protecting workers and using water suppression when cutting kerbstones and paving.
Cutting precast concrete blocks, flags and kerbs - efficient design and managing the risk. Information is available at The Interpave Pre Cast Concrete Paving and Kerb Association.
Please note, you will need to register on Interpaves site.
Using respiratory equiptment (RPE face masks)
It is important for managers and their workers to understand how, when and why to select the correct mask.
- The Fit2Fit Scheme is designed to confirm the competency of any person performing face piece fit testing.
- A PDF download that outlines facts and best practice for the use of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) when issued as a means of control to prevent the inhalation of hazardous substances at work where users have facial hair.
Read the RPE Fact sheet on facial hair ( PDF, 1.26MB)
This HSE information sheet tells employers, safety representatives and workers what they need to know to prevent or adequately control construction dust risks. It includes a useful table describing the expected controls for common high risk activities.
Read the HSE Construction dust information sheet CIS36 (PDF, 793KB)
This sheet advises on the reported adverse health effects associated with different woods and will help you take suitable precautions so that you can avoid or minimise their ill-health effects.
Read the HSE Woodworking information sheet WIS30: Toxic Woods (PDF, 109KB)