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Lafarge Plasterboard: Plasterboard Dust Cleaning

Project information

Project: Plasterboard Dust Cleaning
Client: Lafarge Plasterboard
Products: SKIPVAC®

Project Background

Lafarge Plasterboard’s key priorities include social responsibility, innovation and sustainable development, and so issues like Health & Safety and the working environment are taken seriously at every level throughout every part of the Group. Lafarge Plasterboard’s Ferrybridge site is a good example, and it was part of their Keystone project to encourage ideas from the employees that led to a much improved solution for housekeeping and waste management.

The solution

The SKIPVAC comes with a fully enclosed system for handling dust, from nozzle to hopper, and with its highly efficient filtration system, dust is completely contained and easily disposed of wherever required. The SKIPVAC is easily moved around using a forklift, and can be powered from any local 32 amp socket.

Each level of the Preparation Area at Ferrybridge also has its own length of flexible suction hose, and cleaning dust has now become a simple matter of connecting the hose to a suitable inlet valve. With the appropriate nozzle and a special 2” extension from Disab UK, cleaning up and removing the dust build-up from floor areas and nooks and crannies that are awkward to reach, is a simple task. And all this can now be achieved easily and far more efficiently, with no manual handling risks for the operatives concerned.

“The SKIPVAC system’s very easy to use, and we’re now achieving a much cleaner, better workplace and environment as a result. The employee morale is higher, and they can see a direct benefit from their original submission of the Keystone project to the way they’re now working. They’ve been able to make general regular housekeeping tasks much easier and quicker to fulfil, and are much more willing to do these tasks.”

“Thanks to the SKIPVAC and the improvements that have been made to the existing pipework system, we can all see the difference to the working environment, something which our operatives really appreciate. From my H&S perspective, it also minimises the manual handling issues, so I’d say the Keystone project has been very worthwhile.”

Cally Bristow

Health & Safety Manager, Lafarge Plasterboard

Product Features

The SKIPVAC comes with a fully enclosed system for handling dust, from nozzle to hopper, and with its highly efficient filtration system, dust is completely contained and easily disposed of wherever required.

Powerful yet compact the self-contained unit provides 12.5kw of vacuum that can pick up fine dust and waste up to 40mm in size.

The SKIPVAC is easily moved around using a forklift, and can be powered from any local 32 amp socket.

Product Overview

  • Fully enclosed system = no dust exposure
  • Excellent solution for housekeeping and waste management
  • Strategically placed inlet valves
  • Minimises manual handling risks
  • Improved efficiency
  • Better workplace and environment

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WHY DISAB?

 CUT TIME AND SAVE MONEY

Waste removal is faster, easier and more efficient, less time is spent by operators cleaning and large capacity collection mean less time spent emptying too. So downtime is significantly reduced.

Large deposits can be sucked up quickly from virtually anywhere and safely disposed of, or recycled back into process. So, if recovered material is valuable, huge savings can be achieved.

Because our powerful vacuum technology removes fine particles from the atmosphere, there’s far less dust to get into the moving parts of your plant or damage bearings, which will mean greater reliability, less downtime, and a longer shelf life for your equipment.

 IMPROVE HEALTH AND SAFETY

There’s no need for lengthy, back-breaking manual collection. Thanks to our fully enclosed systems and highly advanced filters, harmful dusts are instantly removed and safely contained, minimising the risk of dust exposure to your employees.

Free on-site demo!

We can arrange free site visits, demonstrations and site surveys, to assess your individual needs and help you achieve your goals, whether they’re on a small scale or part of a major project.

Call us on 01737 246 649 or email infouk@disab.com

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