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THE MISSION SHOULD YOU 
CHOOSE TO ACCEPT

Minimise the risk of silica dust

THE MISSION:

  • Fine particles of airbourne dust (silica) can cause major respiratory ill-health for employees
  • Intensified WHS guidelines and penalties for failing to comply
  • Traditional floor sweepers can result in dust becoming airbourne

One of the biggest health risks in warehouses that focus on cutting, crushing and drilling is silica dust. Without proper technology and cleaning practices exposure can lead to health complications and WHS compliance issues.

What is Silica Dust?
Many bricks, tiles, concrete and some plastic material contain respirable crystalline silica particles. It is the breaking, cutting, crushing and drilling of these items which generate silica dust. Often these dust participles are so small you would not even know you were breathing them in.

What are the risks?
Silica dust is harmful when inhaled into the lungs. According to the Australian cancer council exposure to silica dust can lead to the development of lung cancer, silicosis (an irreversible scarring and stiffening of the lungs), kidney disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is estimated that 230 people develop lung cancer each year as a result of past exposure to silica dust at work.

What can you do?
Safe Work Australia standards dictate that employers must monitor, and control safety risks associated with hazardous substances, including silica dust.
Manage the risks and implementing measures to ensure your staff are safe by:
• Minimise exposure through workplace health and safety policies and procedures
• Train your team on the importance of health hazards
• Provide the right equipment and PPE to protect your staff

How can we help you?
At Conquest we are passionate about finding the right solution to your floor cleaning challenge. Both the Conquest XR and Conquest CC1200 feature technology which can assist with managing your workplace exposure to silica dust.

Put us to the test.

ACCEPT THE MISSION FOR CLEAN FLOORS. GUARANTEED.