VACUUM CLEANERS FOR CARPENTER’S SHOPS AND AUTO BODY SHOPS: M CLASS DUSTS
The vacuum is an important tool to improve the working conditions of operators and to comply with the security standards required by the law. For these reasons, Elsea has specifically designed different kind of vacuum cleaners for carpenter’s shops and auto body shops.
In these environments both coarse and fine dusts are produced. Coarse dusts settle easily allowing simple cleaning procedures, while fine dusts remain suspended in the air, because of their few microns size.
Therefore, operators are more exposed to the inhalation of dust, with subsequent risks to their respiratory tracts (mucous membranes, larynx, trachea, bronchi, lungs). Auto body workers can develop diseases like chronic bronchitis, while woodworkers are subject to rhinitis, asthma and chronic bronchitis.
Before selecting a vacuum for either carpenter’s or auto body shops, you need to verify the specific hazard level of dusts and waste produced during the work.
Fine dusts' hazard level
The European regulation EN 60335-2-69 and the international regulation IEC 60335-2-69 ranked fine dusts on hazard level basis, dividing them in three categories: L, M and H.
For example, hard wood dusts and auto body shop waste belong to M class, which includes all the medium hazard dusts and those with OEL> 0,1 mg/m³.
When the concentration increases going beyond certain levels, the risks for the health of workers increase too.
That’s the reason why a good vacuum is the first step to protect the health of workers.
The features of vacuum cleaners for carpenters and auto body shops
When buying a vacuum for carpenter's and auto body shops, it is important to consider a few different aspects, for example the filtering unit, the engine power or the length of the hose.
The features of Elsea's vacuum cleaners designed for these specific fields can grant a safe working environment and also a more professional and comfortable condition for the workers, thanks to the presence of a device that allows the automatic start and stop of the suction and the automatic cleaning of the filter, through the control of the connected tool. Moreover, Elsea’s vacuums have the excellent filtering capacity of 99,9% for M class dusts.
In this way, security and liveability of working environments are granted.
Elsea’s range of vacuums for M class dusts includes the following models: