Between January and March 2020, the HSE will be inspecting sites that carry out metal fabrication to check compliance with the law, the focus will be on welding fume and metalworking fluids. All welding fumes (including mild steel) are now classed as carcinogens.

Metalworking fluids can cause occupational asthma, occupational hypersensitivity pneumonitis and dermatitis. It is the employers responsibility to protect their employees.

Impact will visit your workplace, allowing our highly skilled engineers to assess your site and suggest potential solutions if you require them. Impact design, install, maintain and service local exhaust ventilation systems which are the recommended method of extraction. The Impact extraction product range is also available including downdraught benches, extraction arms, mobile high vacuum units and much more. These products can all help protect welders from carcinogenic fumes and protect the employer from facing heavy fines.

If you need any help regarding dust and fume extraction, contact us on 01162448855/[email protected]