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Why are face fit tests important?

Why are face fit tests important?

Mask face fittings are important to protect you and your team from hazardous materials such as asbestos and dust particles on site. There is increasing awareness of the long-term health impacts of inhaling hazardous materials or even just dust particles on site. More than ever, this highlights how essential it is to not just wear…

Is it better for a business to buy or hire a mobile decontamination unit

Is it better for a business to buy or hire a decontamination unit?

Decontamination units are a legal requirement for contractors when working on licensed asbestos removal projects, this means you must have units on-site to comply with WorkSafe ACOP: Management and Removal of Asbestos.  Decon units are also a sizable investment for any business so depending on the companies size and their budget, the volume of projects…

What are the advantages of h-class vacuum cleaners

What are the advantages of h-type vacuum cleaners?

H-class vacuum cleaners are advantageous as they reduce the disruption of dust or hazardous material particles when cleaning up on-site. They allow for the safer removal and disposal of dangerous materials without the risk to construction workers. This also helps reduce exposure through the inhalation of dangerous particles by workers or other teams in the…

What is the difference between on-site and controlled environment testing of h-type vacuum cleaners and negative pressure units (NPUs)?

What is the difference between on-site and controlled environment testing of h-type vacuum cleaners and negative pressure units (NPUs)?

What is the difference between on-site and controlled environment testing of h-type vacuum cleaners and negative pressure units (NPUs)? There are two options when choosing to service and decontaminate H-type vacuums and negative pressure units (NPUs), this is on-site or in a controlled environment at the servicing company’s facilities. The final decision is a personal…

Is it better for a business to buy or hire a mobile decontamination unit

What are the two types of decontamination unit?

There are two types of decontamination units, a modular and a mobile decontamination unit. A mobile decontamination unit is a caravan style unit that can be towed and offers welfare facilities due to being larger. A modular decontamination shower is flat-pack and comes in a number of configurations, such as straight and L-Shape. Another main…

X-Tex Artex Remover 'How to guide'

X-Tex Artex Remover ‘How to Guide’

This is our X-Tex Artex Remover ‘How to Guide’ which walks you through the simple and safe steps to removing Artex and other textured coatings: Trade Strip X-Tex is an excellent Artex remover and allows for the removal of textured coatings such as *Artex® without causing dust which may contain harmful asbestos fibres. Some textured coatings,…

How to apply Bostik ET-150

How to apply Bostik ET-150

How to apply Bostik ET-150: Bostik ET-150 Sprayable Vapour Barrier Coating has been designed as a shielding layer when working on surfaces that have a high risk of containing hazardous substances such as asbestos. It is generally associated with being an asbestos encapsulant and a protective coating for internal and external insulated piping equipment and…

Silica Dust Abatement

We hold a range of Vacuums for all industrial purposes. It has become apparent lately that Silica dust in NZ has not been seen as a serious threat to health. We are aware that WorkSafe is taking a stand on this hazardous dust and is now requiring that all silica dust be managed using hazardous…

Why we don’t test certain H class equipment including some NPUs

If the manufacturer does not supply DOP tests at the source, we cannot legally approve the equipment. Simply put, we would be breaking the law. The equipment we are happy to test and know has been approved includes AMS, SMH, Beacon, Numatic. Kerstar and DeConta. H13 (99.97% efficiency) filtration is a first-stage filtration system that…