In short dust can be a problem, especially on construction sites. It creates unsafe working conditions and visibility problems. Equipment can be damaged as dust can reduce machine running efficiency by degrading running parts and clogging filters. Not only that, but it is also a health and safety risk to those working on jobs where a lot of dust is present. Believe it or not, construction workers are 20 times more likely to die from the exposure of harmful substances in the air than from an accident in the workplace. In fact, this causes 5,000 to 6,000 people in New Zealand to be hospitalized every year. So in order to protect your people, plant and environment, it is very important to manage or eliminate dust.
How do you manage or eliminate dust?
An effective and fast way to suppress dust is the application of water. Water will temporarily connect with the dust particles when sprayed on the road. This prevents the dust from becoming airborne.
It is quite possible that you would have heard of or seen a watercart being used before. Either as a dust suppressant in civil construction, or for soil compaction, mining, farming, fire control, and more. A watercart, also known as a watertruck is essentially a truck equipped with large tanks in the rear used to transport and distribute water with controlled spray nozzles. They come in a range of different sizes and designs, depending on what the project is. They have automatic hose reels, water cannons, cab operated batter sprays and front road sprayers.
These machines offer a powerful solution for dust control in small and large project sites as they have the ability to soak dry earth. This therefore reduces dust clouds. Without a watercart, cleaning up dust is a constant job that takes labour, time, and money.
Whether you have a short or long term job, improve productivity and reduce downtime with our reliable and cost-effective equipment solutions. Call Pronto Hire on 0800 PRONTO (77 66 86) to find out more.