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Jeff Manion
Lombard Business Park
8 Lombard Road
SW19 3TZ

About Grove Services

Dust Controls in the Workplace.

Breathing in dust can creates problems. The health effects of breathing in dust can take many years to develop. It is not the dust you can see; it is the dust you cannot see.

Inhalable dust is visible to the naked eye. This dust may consist of larger or heavier particles that tend to get trapped in the nose, mouth, throat, or upper respiratory tract where they can cause damage. Respirable dust is fine enough to be invisible to the naked eye and can be breathed deeply into the lungs and cause harm.

It can become trapped in the mucus that lines the respiratory tract. This mucus tends to be either spat out or swallowed. Inhaled dusts can get into the digestive tract, where they can cause local effects such as gastrointestinal tract irritation. Alternatively, they can enter the bloodstream and produce effects in other organs and tissues.

The 'Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations' – COSHH regulations. States the
'Principles of good practice for the control of exposure to substances hazardous to health' –

• Design and operate processes and activities to minimise emission, release and spread of substances hazardous to health.

• Control exposure by measures that are proportionate to the health risk. In general do something.

• Choose the most effective and reliable control options which minimise the escape and spread of substances hazardous to health. A minimal measure could be respirator personal protective equipment of face mask.

• Where adequate control of exposure cannot be achieved by other means, provide, in combination with other control measures, suitable personal protective equipment. Adequate control (dust collector for example) and then use of respirator personal protective equipment of face mask.

• Check and review regularly all elements of control measures for their continuing effectiveness. Are persons using the equipment, are they using the masks, do they require face-fit-testing.

• Inform and train all employees on the hazards and risks from the substances with which they work, and the use of control measures developed to minimise the risks. Tell them why you are providing the equipment, the respiratory protective equipment.

• Ensure that the introduction of control measures does not increase the overall risk to health and safety. Review and check the works – this may lead to further measure such as health surveillance.

Is there a specific amount of dust that be hazardous to health? This depends on the dust in
question - for some dusts there are specific Workplace Exposure Limits (WELs) which provide
a guide for employers to help them control exposure. For example, silica dust, (which is a
found in rocks, sand, clay, bricks, concrete, etc) is particularly hazardous and has a WEL of

For other dusts there may not be a WEL, but the dust may still be a substance hazardous to
health. A dust is considered to be a substance hazardous to health under COSHH if it is
present at a concentration in air equal or greater than 10mg/m3 (for inhalable dust) or
4mg/m3 (for respirable dust) as a substance hazardous to health.

These concentrations are NOT workplace or exposure limits or safe working limits - they are a trigger to help inform whether a dust is subject to the COSHH Regulations.

There is a growing consensus in the occupational health / hygiene community that exposure
to dust at levels below the concentrations outlined above is a risk to the health of employees
and other people affected by work activity. So it is important to ensure that any exposure to
dust is kept as low as possible.


Many masks rely on a good seal against the face so that, when you breathe air in, it is drawn
into the filter material where the air is cleaned. If there are any gaps around the edges of the
mask, 'dirty' air will pass through these gaps and into your lungs. It is therefore very
important that you put your mask on correctly and check for a good fit every time.

Facial hair – stubble and beards – make it impossible to get a good seal of the mask to the

If you are clean-shaven when wearing tight-fitting masks (i.e. those which rely on a good
seal to the face), this will help prevent leakage of contaminated air around the edges of the
mask and into your lungs. You will therefore be breathing in clean air, which will help you
stay healthy.

If there are good reasons for having a beard (i.e. for religious reasons), alternative forms of
RPE, that do not rely on a tight fit to the face, are available.


Alternatives: to reduce the possible need to face-fit-testing – powered hoods with filtration.
Most are battery operated and provide clean or filtered air to the user, other providers are

• 3M™ Versaflo™ M-306 Respiratory Helmet
• JSP Powercap Active Powered Respirator TH1P Dust Protection
• AirShield Pro APF20 Powered Respiratory Mask 230V.

Bosch industrial Equipment provide ‘tool extraction’ of varying types and GDE 16 plus
professional – dust guard for virtually dust fee SDS drilling // GDE 162 professional up to
162mm diameters // possible fitted to a GDE 18V-26D professional dust extractor. Other
providers are available


Products & Services




Chartered Safety & Health Practitioner

Fire and Fire Precautions in the Workplace

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations ‘COSHH’

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations

Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations

Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations

Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations

Health and Safety at Work Etc Act 1974 “HASAWA”

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015



Toolbox Talk

Tool Box Talk

Construction Site Audit

Site Audit

Site Waste Management Plan

Construction Site Safety Inspections

Site Safety Inspection

Safety Signage


Retained Safety Advice

Retained Safety Advisor

Quality Policy

Working at height Policy

Violence Policy

Stress Policy

Statement of intent

Bribery policy

Slavery Policy

Lone working policy

Lone working

Fire Policy

Equal Opportunities Policy

Environmental Policy

Wellbeing Policy

Driving Policy

Alcohol and Drugs Policy


competent advice

Hot work permit


Policy Statement Section 2(3)

Emergency Arrangements



CHAS Application

Construction Site Procedures

Health and Safety Audit

Young persons


Weils Disease


Traffic Management

Temporary Works

Roof Works



Manual Handling

PUWER Advice

LOLER Advice

Mobile Tower Inspection

Scaffold Inspections


Noise exposure


Hand arm vibration

Health screening


Hard hats

Hand tools

Personal protective equipment


Hand Protection

Five Step Assessment


Workplace Hazards

Hazards in the workplace

Fall Protection



Emergency Procedures

Dust Control

Genera Risk Assessments

Confined Spaces

Groundworks Inspections

Ground works Inspections

Safety and health inspections

Safety and health advice

Health and Safety Advice

Fire Door Inspections

Legionnaires Disease


Lifting Plans

Policy Statements

Accident Investigations

Quality Statements

Risk Management

Safe use of Plant

Safe Systems of Work

Site Safety Inspection Inspections

Construction Phase Plans

Waste Management

Harness Training

Working at Height

Method Statements

Fire Risk Assessment

Construction Fire Risk Assessment

Temporary Work Co-ordination

OSHCR registered

Site review and audits.

Face Fit Testing

Access to competent advice

Site reviews

COSHH assessments

Risk Assesments

Health and Safety Plan

Principal Contractors

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations

Health and Safety Inspections

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Lombard Business Park, 8 Lombard Road, London, SW19 3TZ
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