ENVIRONMENTAL TOOLBOX TALK - DUST & AIR CONTROL
ENVIRONMENTAL TOOLBOX TALK - DUST & AIR CONTROL

    THE FACTS

    Dust, odours and other emissions can cause health risks, particularly at very high concentrations.

    Dust can also damage vegetation and crops and effect on local wildlife and watercourses.

    WHAT CAN YOU DO?

  • Clean up or damp down any spillage of dry dusty materials
  • Store any bulk cement and bentonite in silos, and position silos and stockpiles away from residential areas or watercourses
  • Store fine dry materials within buildings or provide adequate protection from the wind
  • Ensure cutting and grinding operations are adequately shielded or wetted
  • WHY DOES IT MATTER?

    It can cause environmental harm

    Emission of dark smoke from plant, chimneys and fires is illegal. Dust can damage the ecology of a watercourse and affect plant growth

    It can delay you project

    Regulators have the power to stop works if dust or other emissions are causing a nuisance

    It’s a health hazard

    Dust can be carcinogenic and may cause eye irritation or make asthma worse. Odours may cause nausea, dizziness or fainting.

    We need to respect our neighbours

    Dust can settle on neighbours’ properties and vehicles. Poorly controlled emissions and odours from plant or works may lead to valid complaints

      DO

    • Sheet over lorries carrying dry materials to or from site.
    • Keep to site speed limits.
    • Use a wheel wash if it is appropriate.
    • Make sure dust suppression systems are working and are effective on crushers and screeners.
    • Report and Close Call it if work activities are causing poor air quality.


    DO NOT

  • Burn materials on site without approval.
  • Leave plant and vehicles running if not in use.

For further information please contact a member of your Environmental Team.


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