Vehicle Cab Filtration.
We receive a number of requests for information on
respiratory protection for machine operators.
Whilst it is possible for these workers to wear various types’ respiratory
protection equipment they still be at risk of inhaling potentially harmful bio-aerosols
that will be trapped on their skin & clothing when they remove the
protective equipment. These bio-aerosols
are covered by the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations and
must be cover by a suitable risk assessment.
It is much better if the cab air supply can be filtered to provide a
clean working environment for the operator.
The HSE have produced guidance for employers covering this area which can be accessed by clicking HERE