AirBench for Tool Hire Dust Extraction
In the hire business, dust control is well understood, at least for clients. However, protection of employees against dust from returned tools is another matter.
A huge number of hire businesses receive tools back from clients and then use an airline to blow them clean – without knowing or identifying the dust contained within the unit. Often the process takes place outside, to avoid dust contaminating the workshop. This is all bad practice – in particular, for cases when the tool may be contaminated with silica or asbestos dusts.
We recommend the use of AirBench FN with ‘F’ filters in most cases; for higher volume applications we recommend AirBench RP, the downdraught bench with self-cleaning filters. In both cases, a full enclosure allows operators to continue using an air supply (reduced pressure airline or canned air) and brushes to remove excess dust quickly and effectively, while protecting the operator.
- For cleaning of off-hire tools, we recommend the use of our FN range; this can be supplied with two-stage ‘F’ type filters, or – for potentially hazardous dusts – our ‘L’ type HEPA filters.