Signs you may need to hire a dust collector or install a ventilation system

If you work in a busy environment with lots going on, the last thing you need is for your health to be compromised due to the air quality. Nor do you want your work to be affected for that matter! This is especially the case for those of you working in industrial or commercial construction zones where excess dust or fumes are generated from chemicals, welding, grinding, harvest materials like husky grains, stock feeds, wood, plastic or the likes. If this is starting to sound all too familiar, it is quite likely you will need to invest in a dust collector or a ventilation system.

There are many things to look out for in a busy working environment so to make it a bit easier for you, below is a range of signs which show you may need to hire, or buy, a dust collector or install a ventilation system.

  • If you are breathing in air and it feels heavy and unclean.
  • If you notice there is a buildup of dust on machinery and stock in the room.
  • If you notice dust particles floating through the air.
  • If you smell pungent odours
  • If you are dealing with large volumes of waste product like, food powders, chemical powders, stock feed, or wood dust.
  • If you need to wear a mask while you are working.
  • If you have any breathing related health issues.
  • If there is currently no other dust control measures in place.
An example of a ventilation system in Melbourne

An example of a ventilation system in Melbourne

This is just a few reasons as to why you may need a dust collector in your work environment. Working in an area where dust and fumes are present can be detrimental to not only your health, but also to your work. If the environment you are working in is not clean you are likely to get sick very often and it will affect the machines and tools you work with. If dust builds up near electrical and PLC computer components it can also be a safety hazard. These are all things that should be, and can be, avoided if you invest in a dust collector or a ventilation system. Trust me, it will be worth it in so many different ways.

The beauty of dust collectors and ventilation systems is that they work seamlessly in the background, so once you have one installed you can carry on with your work like usual. I can guarantee you will begin to notice an improvement and you will be left wondering why you never thought of getting one earlier! There are so many positives in regards to using a dust collector or ventilation system and not many, if any, negatives. Just make sure you regularly service your dust collector or ventilation system in order to ensure that it is running correctly at all times.