Frequently Asked Questions

Home | Frequently Asked Questions | Why use H Class vacuums in the workplace?

Why use H Class vacuums in the workplace?

Why use H Class vacuums in the workplace? Asbestos vacuums are essential for the workplace because they help to remove asbestos fibres from the air. This is important because when these fibres are inhaled, they can cause serious health problems, including lung cancer. Therefore, using a vacuum designed for asbestos removal can help reduce the risk of exposure in the workplace and protect the health of your employees.

If you are concerned about needing a vac in the workplace, the H-class vacuum filters out the finest particles, including asbestos and silica.

What is class H dust?

Class H dust is a hazardous substance unseen to the human eye. It is composed of potentially carcinogenic elements like asbestos, mould spores and glass wool capable of lodging deep in the lungs and causing cancer if inhaled. Found commonly around industrial areas where grinding or drilling occur, leaving behind fine particles that anyone can easily breathe into your body.

What Type of Vacuum is Needed For Asbestos?

A Dry vacuum is to be used for this purpose. For more information on Controlling construction dust with on-tool extraction, please see the guide produced by the HSE.

How to choose the right H Class vacuum for your workplace?

When choosing an asbestos vacuum for your workplace, it is essential to consider the size of the unit, and you must make sure you are using an H14 filter. The vacuum should be large enough to accommodate the amount of asbestos contamination in your workplace or site. In addition, it would help if you also considered the power of the vacuum. A higher-powered vacuum will more effectively remove asbestos fibres from the air. However, it is essential to note that these units can be more expensive and may require specialised training to operate safely.

If you are unsure which type of vacuum is best for your workplace, you should consult a professional specialising in asbestos removal. We have also written a blog on ” the benefits of H-class Vacuum cleaners”.

Please feel free to contact a team member for more information.

Request a Callback

Opt in to receive marketing communications from Beacon via:
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
For more information
please call us on
01536 762 939
01708 869 333
01132 799 990