Dust Control

Control Hire specialises in construction dust control solutions with a range of dust filtration, dust suppression and dust collection units available for hire.
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Dust control in Construction

Dust is one of the main hazards in construction sites that need constant attention. Extensive exposure to dust particles generated in a construction setting has been associated with cases of asthma, cancer and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD). Dust control solutions ensure the long term safety of our construction workers.

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Our Dust Control Equipment

Control Hire’s range of dust filtration, silica dust suppression and dust extraction units minimise the risks associated with dust creation. Our units are portable and able to be placed close to the source of dust, containing dust and minimising exposure in and around the work areas.

Dust Creation on Site

Construction work creates dust in huge volumes, especially from grinding, cutting, and jackhammering of materials, and ground demolition work. Workers are generally within a hazardous range to the dust produced and if left without in place control measures, will inhale large amounts of the hazardous airborne particles each and every day on site. Dust extraction equipment must be implemented by taking into account the specific conditions of the site to control dust and reduce the wide range of health risks associated with construction dust, inclusive of silica dust.

Dust Related Health Risks

Respirable dust particles that are smaller than a grain of sand can settle deep into the lungs. Lung cancer, COPD, asbestosis, silicosis, and asthma are just a few of the major health issues that might result. Unfortunately, many disorders may only become apparent after a long period of time, when treatment is no longer effective. As a result, dust control on your construction site is critical.

As a result of the worrying surge in silicosis cases in Australia, the government has established a National Dust Disease Taskforce. The NDDT is trying to build a national approach to dust illness prevention, early detection, control, and management, as well as improving respiratory health awareness across Australia.

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