Maintaining clean air in a working environment is important for the health and safety of many different types of professionals, especially those in the automotive industry. Hazardous chemicals that escape through the exhaust of vehicle engines are eliminated through the application of a vehicle exhaust extraction system.
Relying on a vehicle exhaust extraction system is important if you’re working indoors. Without removing the toxins from the exhaust, workers are at danger of performing their everyday tasks in a harmful environment. Toxins that aren’t filtered by a vehicle exhaust hose are carcinogens.
COSHH regulations state that regular maintenance of vehicle exhaust ventilation systems is extremely important due to the fact that exhaust fumes will irritate the eyes and respiratory tract. Petrol or gas (LPG) fuelled engines produce up to 10% of carbon monoxide, a poisonous gas. Diesel exhaust fumes increase the risk of lung diseases.
Vehicle Fume Extraction & Ventilation
Read HSE advice regarding COSHH essentials for working within garages/ vehicle workshops.