Auto Extract Systems can provide direct connections to various types of machines that produce harmful types of oil or dust. These can be in form of hose connection to built-in spigots on the machines themselves or via bespoke guards, hoods etc. fabricated to suit each machine so that the dust is captured. Dust is then conveyed to a centralised filtration unit to remove captured particles and return the cleaned air to the atmosphere.
Wood Dust Extraction
Providing wood dust extraction in a woodworking business's workshops is paramount for the health and safety of all stakeholders. Comprehensive local exhaust ventilation (LEV) systems should be designed and specified to adequately capture and control dust in the workplace. Ensuring the right form of LEV is specified for the woodworking machinery and can fullfil its intended purpose.
As woodworking equipment will produce waste of one sort or another and will feature a variable spigot size. Various spigot sizes matched with different volume and airflow pressures can make specifying an appropriately-sized LEV system complicated. We typically expect the business to have an ideal type of LEV in mind to safely collect and remove the wood dust waste in the workshop
Workplace Exposure Limits (WELs)
Exposure to wood dust can have significant health effects on employees. Hardwood dust (including mixed dust) was recently added to the EH40/2005 Workplace Exposure Limits guidance. Find out more about WELS in the comprehensive guide to what WELs are in our blog 'What are Substance WELs (Workplace Exposure Limits)?'
The Right Dust Extraction Solution for Your Needs
Auto Extract Systems can help specify and design the right LEV system for your business's requirements. We only use the highest quality products and installations come complete with a 12-month installation warranty. Find out more about our LEV Installations service.
A Complete LEV System
Direct connections should be utilised in conjunction with one of our centrifugal fans to vent the captured fumes either directly to the atmosphere or depending on the working process, via a filtration unit. The cleaned air can then be returned to the atmosphere via a high-velocity cowl, as per HSG258: Controlling Airborne Contaminants at Work: A Guide to Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV).
To find out more about direct connections and how we can help you find the right local exhaust ventilation (LEV) system for you and your business, head over to our News section. To arrange a free site assessment, call us on +44 (0)1942 267444 or click the yellow Request Information button above.
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We'll call to arrange a convenient time and date to visit your site. We'll analyse your working processes, assess the substances used and the contaminants generated. We'll work out how best to control the dust and fume in a way that's in line with your COSHH risk assessment. Next, we'll design you a comprehensive LEV system that adheres to HSG258 guidance and send this you to via email.
We'll do all this to ensure we fully understand your dust and fume extraction requirements and help you to provide a pollution-free workplace!
This is an amazing service we do for thousands of businesses throughout the UK and Ireland every year. We work with such a wide variety of industries, from manufacturing, industrial, woodworking, pharmaceutical and automotive workshops to schools, colleges and military establishments.
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Why Choose Us?
Auto Extract Systems is the UK’s leading Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) company. Over the last 20 years, we've helped thousands of businesses create dust and fume free workplaces.
As experts in all things LEV, we can help your business become COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) Regulation 2002 compliant with a tailored LEV solution. We provide comprehensive design, installation, maintenance and certification services across a range of industry sectors. Find out more about us here.