You may think it's a cliche "one day we won't be able to use a brush anymore", but sensibly that day has arrived - with unknown foreign objects in the air we breathe, the woodworking industry has never been a good place to work without a mask. However, technology is changing things, especially since Maxvac entered the fray. Maxvac are a Swiss company that takes dust control rightly and very seriously. Through their range, they offer, Dust Blocking Technology- both for on and off site, Industrial Vacuum Cleaners, Fan Dispersal Units, and ingenious accessories and great package deals.

So here's a little background on how the U.K. market is regulated by our COSHH regulations, and how the Maxvac product range fits perfectly in conforming to the regs.

The main purpose of COSHH regulations is to ensure that employers take appropriate measures to prevent or control exposure to hazardous substances and minimize the associated health risks. These regulations require employers to assess the risks posed by hazardous substances, implement control measures, provide information and training to employees, and regularly review and update their risk assessments.

Under COSHH, hazardous substances refer to any substances that have the potential to cause harm to health. This can dust, other substances with various health hazards such as toxicity, carcinogenicity, flammability, or respiratory sensitization.

Some key requirements under COSHH regulations include:

  1. Conducting risk assessments to identify hazards and assess the level of exposure.
  2. Implementing control measures to prevent or adequately control exposure to hazardous substances.
  3. Providing suitable and sufficient information, instruction, and training to employees.
  4. Establishing procedures for handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous substances.
  5. Monitoring exposure levels and carrying out health surveillance where necessary.
  6. Maintaining records of risk assessments, exposure measurements, and control measures.

It's important to note that COSHH regulations are specific to the UK.

As part of COSHH businesses should conduct LEV Testing :

LEV stands for Local Exhaust Ventilation, which is a system used to control and capture hazardous substances, such as dust, fumes, or gases, at the source of their generation to prevent their release into the workplace environment. LEV testing refers to the process of assessing and evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of the Local Exhaust Ventilation system.

When conducting LEV testing, the aim is to ensure that the LEV system is adequately controlling and capturing the hazardous substances, thereby protecting the health and safety of workers. The testing is typically performed by competent professionals or specialists who have knowledge and expertise in this field.

So in order to comply with COSHH and pass LEV Testing consider Maxvac

High-performance vacuum cleaners: Max-Vac may offer powerful industrial-grade vacuum cleaners designed to effectively capture and remove dust and debris from various surfaces.

Filters and accessories: Max-Vac offer specialized filters and accessories designed to enhance dust management, such as HEPA filters for capturing fine particles or specific attachments for targeted dust extraction. From units designed to cover large workshops and industrial units, to typically Swiss ingenuity portable site air filtration set inside an interlockable site Systainer.