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Dust Risk Assessment

Use these checklists to assess construction dust health risks and minimise dust on the construction site.

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Assessment: Dust Risk

Use this template to monitor the exposure of employees to building dust and control measures to prevent it.

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Dust Assessment Checklist

Use this checklist to carry out regular dust assessments at your site.

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What is a Dust Risk Assessment?

A dust template is used by safety managers to prevent high levels of hazardous construction dust. It supports the assessment of the occupational exposure limit for construction activities such as demolition, earthworks and building works.

Over-exposure to dust can lead to diseases such as lung cancer, asthma etc. In line with COSHH regulations, preventative measures should be taken to protect workers from overexposure to hazardous substances.

This article briefly discusses:

1. 3 tips to reduce construction dust

2. Benefits of a dust template to avoid construction dust

3. A digital application for a dust risk assessment

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3 tips to reduce construction dust

The right measures to reduce building dust will help you to reduce the health risk at work In addition to a risk assessment, the following 3 tips will help you avoid certain damages and additional work:

  • Use the right tools - Most tools can be equipped with an extraction system, so that the building dust is transported directly into a dust container.
  • Protect furniture and seal doors - passages should be covered with tarpaulins in order not to damage adjacent rooms during work. Furniture should also be protected with materials such as painter's foil.
  • Use a dust protection wall - A protective wall can also be used instead of a painter's foil to insulate areas over a large area.

The advantages of a dust template to avoid construction dust

For dust-intensive work, it is advantageous not to clean up the construction site at the end. For example, the renovation zone can be vacuumed in between. A dust template can help you to have all tools and materials with you and to inform your employees extensively about the respective job and to train them if necessary.

You can save a lot of time by using a dust template. For example, you can see at a glance which tools and equipment are needed for the job. This way, nothing important will be forgotten, and you will have painting foil and a dust protection wall with you to prevent construction dust. During the construction work, you can set regular reminders to clean up the dust in the different renovation zones regularly. With a digital checklist, you'll be well prepared for construction dust.

A digital application for dust risk assessment

With a digital app, you can easily carry out trades and renovations, report problems in an instant and quickly assign corrective actions to responsible colleagues. The easy communication with all team members and third-party providers allows you to improve internal processes and resolve incidents up to four times faster.

Use a digital checklist as a bill of materials, for planning or as an on-site log. All collected data is securely stored in the cloud. After each check, you receive a comprehensive final report on everything that happened on the job. Enjoy more benefits with Lumiform.

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