Feature by James Miller, Director at Dustcontrol UK

Creating a healthier and more sustainable working environment at Dustcontrol UK

Founded in 1972 with the idea of manufacturing extraction systems to capture dust and other harmful pollutants at their source, Dustcontrol has had a core focus on creating a healthier working environment for businesses from the offset.

Building close working relationships with our customers over the past 40 years through enabling them to better understand how our products can ensure a healthier workplace, has aided in establishing a company built on trust, respect and honesty.

We specialise in creating solutions that can capture and prevent hazardous dust from being inhaled by workers in the manufacturing, engineering, food processing, construction and demolition industries, ensuing the air they breathe is a pure as it can be.

The wealth of knowledge gained in these industries also means we are adept at knowing the very latest requirements, regulations and working conditions for different types of workplaces across the globe.

With a strong ethos on the environment and sustainability – we've recently employed people to solely focus on improving these issues – our high-quality range of mobile and static extraction systems and air cleaners are durable, energy efficient and long-lasting.

All Dustcontrol's mobile products are certified and are built to application class H for a no compromise approach, meaning they offer a higher degree of filtration and a filter leakage of less than 0.005%.

It's not just our products we focus on improving either, as we invest a lot in creating a safe, secure and healthy working environment for our own staff too, resulting in less absences due to illness and more efficient production.

Our head office in Sweden, for example, is only powered by electricity from renewable resources including wind, solar and hydropower, and we're looking to expand our production facilities with the addition of solar panels on the roof.

Looking at the current climate, it is both an important and exciting time for new ideas around how to better protect the environment during production, and drive sustainability across all of our subsidiary facilities in Germany, Austria, the UK, the US, and Finland.

Inspired by the United Nation's 17 goals for sustainable global development, and as a leader in producing technology for healthy business, Dustcontrol is continually looking at ways in which it can minimise the release of dust, fluids, and other hazardous particles into the environment.

Our environmental policy complies with current environmental legislation, rules, requirements, and standards, and works to ensure continuous improvement across sustainability, financial stability, efficient and effective solutions, physical wellbeing, and a safe working environment.

We strive for continued investment in adapting the business in relation to the environment and health internally, while pushing for a reduced environmental footprint in the production of our services and products externally.

In addition, we carefully adhere to the EU's Reach and RoHS directives in order to minimise our use of chemicals, and with the help of Lean production, we continuously evaluate our processes and look to improve our overall efficiency, while training our employees in better understanding our green goals.

All of our products have been designed with repairability, recyclability and energy efficiency in mind, with many of our high-quality models featuring energy-saving motors with auto-start functionality to reduce energy consumption.

In fact, our Green System offers energy savings of 40 to 90 per cent, helping our customers reduce their electricity costs and improve their overall environmental efforts.

We manufacture products that are repairable and designed to have long life cycles, while ensuring accessories and spare parts are readily available for many years after specific models are no longer manufactured.

Due to our products being made of metal and plastic and packed in cardboard, we also have to ensure the proper processing of surplus material in order to minimise waste, so we constantly strive to recycle as much aluminium, steel, wood, and cardboard as possible.

Furthermore, when choosing materials and components, we look at local suppliers in order to reduce shipping costs and, more importantly, our environmental footprint.

The removal of dust from the workplace isn't just a workplace and health issue, it's also a business issue, so the cleaner the work environment, the better the end result.

We know first-hand that employees are the heart of a business, which is why maintaining a good work environment is vital for business success.

Overall, at Dustcontrol, we are not satisfied with just selling products. We aspire to manufacture and customise high-quality portable dust extractors and industrial extraction systems with very high levels of filtration in the most environmentally friendly and sustainable way possible.

Our main goals are to help businesses achieve an efficient production process, increase productivity, improve product quality, and promote a safer and healthier working environment. If you would like to find out more about how we can help your company control and prevent the spread of dust, please give our friendly team a call on 01327 858001, or email sales@dustcontrol.co.uk.

Creating a healthier and more sustainable working environment at Dustcontrol UK