Wood Waste extraction system to small joinery work shop
A Loudspeaker manufacturer contacted Ducting Express to quote for the supply & install of a dust extraction system to remove wood waste created by various wood working machines within their workshop.
Wood dust can cause serious health problems for workers. Employers are required to protect workers from the hazards of wood dust under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH).
Following the initial enquiry our woodwork dust control design engineer visited the customers’ site to meet with their operations director and discuss their requirements.
We then proposed to supply & install a wood dust extraction system which would consist of; a new ATEX compliant DE50M dust extraction filter with two 82 litre waste collection bins with bin balance, this would allow the customer to use plastic bags within the bins. As agreed during the site visit, the dust extractor would be positioned externally, outside of the workshop.
From the dust extractor, galvanised steel woodworking dust extraction ducting would be installed. This would pass through the external wall and then run at high level internally connecting to a CNC machine, a downdraft bench, a table saw extraction point & 3 connections to various points on a sanding table for extraction of wood dust created by hand tools.
Once the proposed woodworking dust extractors had been agreed between the customer and our design engineer we then arrange a date for the installation.
Installing the Wood Dust Extraction System
The wood dust extraction system was fitted by our skilled installation engineers. On completion we carried out a full LEV inspection of the system and issued the customer with reports for their Health and Safety records.
Looking for a similar solution in your woodworking workshop? Contact the team at Ducting Express today. Our team of experienced wood waste extraction engineers can advise you of the best solution to your wood dust problem in your workplace.
For more information on the health effects of inhaling wood dust visit the HSE website here.