Auto Extract Systems Ltd has a multitude of vehicle exhaust extraction equipment that can remove fumes (generated from vehicles and plant engines) containing carbon monoxide molecules, which are regarded as one the most common causes of ill health. Many employers fail to take the appropriate steps to protect their workers from exposure levels or have the correct safety equipment to extract vehicle exhaust fumes correctly to reduce the risk of any illnesses. By installing an Auto Extract Systems vehicle exhaust system, you will be providing a pollution-free environment for staff, leading to better health and reducing the number of sick days taken.
The HSE state: “Vehicle exhaust fumes can irritate the eyes and respiratory system and are a risk to health by breathing in. Carbon-fuelled engine fumes contain carbon monoxide, a poisonous gas. Prolonged exposure to diesel fumes, especially blue or black smoke, may lead to coughing and breathlessness. Long-term repeated exposure to diesel fumes over a period of time may increase the risk of lung cancer.”
The HSE also advise to: “Keep the workplace well ventilated. Connect an exhaust gas scavenger system to the vehicle tailpipe when static running, particularly when working in a vehicle inspection pit. It should ventilate to a safe place in the open air — where fume will not be drawn back into the workshop or affect other premises or people nearby. Maintain couplings and flexible connections in good condition to prevent leaks. You should not rely on vehicle access doors being left open to provide ventilation as in winter these will be kept closed.”
Exhaust fumes can quickly reach harmful concentrations, particularly from cold or intermittently run engines (when running indoors without exhaust ventilation). Don’t rely on catalytic converters to run engines safely indoors. They are less effective when exhaust gases are relatively cool, e.g: from vehicles idling for long periods or used intermittently for short periods. Catalytic converters do not remove toxic oxides of nitrogen. To find out more about vehicle exhaust extraction and how we can help you find the right local exhaust ventilation system for you and your business, head over to our blog.
Auto Extract Systems Ltd have a large range of vehicle exhaust extraction products, a selection of which are as follows:
Exhaust Extraction Sliding Rails
Self Supporting Exhaust Extraction Arms
Mobile Vehicle Exhaust Extraction Kits