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Knowledge Guide: 3 reasons you should control dust

Key reasons to prevent dust inside your factory and how to easily overcome this issue…

Although the presence of dust in a factory may not seem like a problem of any major significance or importance, the fact is that there are a number of very good reasons why companies should do everything they can to prevent dust from occurring in their factories;

Health and wellbeing of employees

Smaller dust particles are able to get into the lungs, including the lower sections where they cannot just be dissolved in the bloodstream and can result in potentially serious health issues, such as the likes of allergies, lung disease and respiratory difficulties. Allergies and various forms of illnesses can also be caused in workers by larger particles of dust.

Impact on machinery

Dust can firstly impact on the accuracy and operational effectiveness of the machine, which generates additional wastage. Prolonged exposure to dust will also cause abrasion on moving parts, creating additional downtime to carry out part replacement and maintenance.

Reducing the value of finished goods and the brand

Dust makes things look old (great if you’re storing wine!) and sending out branded boxes and making new items look like they are old stock or as though they have been poorly cared for, devalues the product and the corporate brand.

Dust can be produced in a factory in a number of ways. It can be created by forklift truck tyres, as well as being thrown up by the movement of other vehicles and people within the factory; external doors or other gaps that lead to the outside world can also bring in dust 
via a through draught.

So what’s the solution?

The good news is there is a cost effective way to help deal with this problem and cut down on much of the dust in the environment. A Flexiwall® can be an excellent solution to dust, and the even better news is that it is quick, clean and none disruptive to install.

Solutions can be installed to any height and width, easily fitted around existing services and can even be relocated in the future, should the needs of the business change.

So what’s the result?

A cleaner environment not only has an impact on the overall presentation of the product to the client, causing fewer rejections but also increases employee happiness, motivation, productivity and more importantly health.


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