“More contractors should adopt off-site construction techniques as part of their health and safety strategy.” Ben Jayes, Managing Director
At VIVALDA we have a responsibility to increase awareness of the scourge of dust inhalation in the workplace. That’s why we launched our Breathe Easy campaign – to help contractors combat the risks of cutting boards on-site.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) defines dust as tiny, dry particles in the air that can be produced when materials are cut, drilled, demolished, sanded, shovelled, etc. Dust is often overlooked as a health concern, as the majority of the harmful particles cannot always be seen with the naked eye.
Off-site fabrication can significantly reduce the risk of dust inhalation by eliminating the need to cut any products on your site. Our in-house fabrication facility can shape, drill, bevel, cut and finish to almost any specification, thanks for our CAD controlled saws. The state-of-the-art machinery features tested extraction systems collecting dust particles from within the facility during and after each job.
Not only does off-site fabrication play a pivotal role in the reduction of dust inhalation, it also aids in a robust service for our customers:
To find out more contact your nearest branch.
*UK Health & Safety Executive: http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/healthrisks/hazardous-substances/construction-dust.html