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Ardmore installs sprinkler system to control dust

Ardmore has installed a sprinkler system to control harmful construction dust produced during the recycling process.

Construction dust can cause lung cancer, asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and silicosis to name a few.

Construction workers are the most exposed to developing these diseases because many common construction tasks can create a large amount of dust. In particular, dust circulates during the waste disposal and recycling processes. Consequently, this can have an adverse impact on primarily the workers’ health, but also that of other nearby parties.

So, to attempt to control dust, the Ardmore site logistic team put together an efficient plan to suppress the dust during the recycling process. They installed a four-arm rotating sprinkler. The sprinkler operates either as a jet spray or a mist spray, right where the dust originates. This is to prevent increased dust levels.

As a result of this, the dust was damped down efficiently. Therefore, the logistic team welcomed the improved working environment in which they can now carry out the recycling process more safely.

Story Source: Considerate Constructors Hub April 2021 » Sprinkler System to Control Dust Best Practice Hub (ccsbestpractice.org.uk)