Dust Monitoring forms part of an overall environmental monitoring programme providing measurement and analysis of environmental dust conditions on or around a construction site.
In the UK and worldwide there is an increasing awareness of environmental health, and the quality of the air we breathe. Construction dust is not just a nuisance to workers and residents; it can seriously damage health and some types can eventually even kill under circumstances. Regularly breathing dust over a long time can therefore cause life-changing lung diseases. The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) cover activities which may expose workers to construction dust.
Dust monitoring is regularly utilised at a number of locations and services including:
· Demolition and ground works
· Construction and remediation dust monitoring
· Fence-line monitoring
· Quarry and mine operations
· Port and bulk handling terminals
· Waste management and landfill sites
· Brownfield developments