Composites UK has been working with member company Dark Matter Composites to supply training on risks, generation, capture and control measures for both carbon and glass fibre dust.
Both events included presentations and demonstration elements and gave more insight into the topics, building on the information contained in the Composites UK Health and Safety Management System (HSMS).
Rodney Hansen, Managing Director of Dark Matter Composites said; “On our training courses we promote best practices throughout the composites industry, as well as reducing risk through understanding and process control. We have extensive experience designing and supplying extraction solutions integrated into facility designs and are happy to support Composites UK with these events and share our experiences. It is the responsibility of the composites industry to exceed regulations and provide safe, comfortable working environments that promote best practice. In some cases simple changes make the biggest difference, other times more fundamental change is required."
Philip Spinks, CEO of Oxford Advanced Surfaces, who attended the carbon fibre dust event on 13th September commented; “The main issue with dust control I’ve found is managing your process correctly to minimise its impact and the cost it incurs to deal with what’s left. I very much enjoyed the course, it was concise and got the key points across well.”
John McGregor, HS&E Officer for the Rolls-Royce CTAL Facility attended the same event, adding; “I learned a lot from my time on the course. The handout slides were very comprehensive and help tremendously to put the material delivered into force when I’m back at CTAL.”
Basic health and safety knowledge is available to all via the HSMS on the Composites UK website. Members of the Association can login to gain more detailed information and even participate in a self-audit activity to assess their in-house processes.