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Dust Control

Dust is one of the main hazards facing on-site workers. A recent NHEWS Survey estimated that 39% of Australians are exposed to airborne hazards that can result in lung diseases such as Asthma, Cancer and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD).

Our wide range of HEPA dust extractors, dust suppressions, and other dust control equipment that are for hire, provide the best dust control system in construction. These help to filter silica dust and other dust emissions from construction sites.

Managing Dust on Site View Health Risks

Dust collection, dust extraction units and dust filtration systems

Dust extraction and filtration units are the ideal solutions to hazardous dust on site. By positioning the capture hood as close as possible to the dust-generating activity, you allow the dust to be captured, contained and controlled, reducing the dangerous particles in the atmosphere and preventing migration outside of the work zone.

RVT offer a wide range of dust control solutions which are available to hire.

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Why Dustex is the original & preferred solution

Efficient and Effective

RVT's powerful Dustex dust control solutions enable you to capture dust at source and extract it safely through multiple filter media

Long Distance

Many of the Dustex dust control units can be connected to simple ductwork systems serving multiple machines over long distances

Hazardous Dust Types

A number of our Dustex products are certified for fine filtration and hazardous dust types, including mineral dust


RVT's multi-purpose vacuums come with a variety of accessories and on-tool extraction functions, making it easier to clean up on site


From small individual work stations to large scale wall blasting, RVT have a range of suitable dust control solutions

Cost Effective

Washable cartridge filters ensure a filter system with a long service life and low operating costs

Hepa Filtration

We offer an optional Hepa filter to remove 99.9% of air pollutants, making our products ideal for sensitive environments

Fully Approved

All RVT products are fully approved to European standards and hold third party certification

The Source of Dust on Site

Many construction jobs generate large amounts of dust, especially from work including cutting, chasing, grinding, demolition, woodwork, and masonry. During these works, workers are in extremely close proximity to the dust produced and, if no control measures are in place, will inhale the hazardous particles without even realising. It is imperative to have dust extraction equipment on your construction site to eliminate silica dust and to reduce the health risks that come from construction site dust.

The Health Risks

Dust particles come in a range of sizes, but smaller respirable dust particles are so fine that they can settle deep within the lungs. This can then cause serious health problems, such as lung cancer, COPD, asbestosis, silicosis and asthma. Unfortunately, these diseases may only become evident after a long period of time and when it is too late for treatment to have any effect. Therefore, effective dust control on your construction site is vital.

Currently, Australia is experiencing an alarming rise in silicosis cases and the government has established a National Dust Disease Taskforce as a result. The NDDT is working to develop a national approach to the prevention, early identification, control and management of dust diseases, whilst raising awareness of respirable health across Australia. Our wide range of dust equipment for hire is an effective construction site dust control solution that will help keep your workers safe.

Managing Dust on Site

RVT believe that effective dust control can be managed in three easy steps;

  1. Capture the hazard - Position the dust extraction hood as close as possible to the activity to ensure the dust is captured at source.
  2. Contain the hazard - The immediate work area should be contained as much as possible to prevent dust/fume migrating and affecting other workers on site or people nearby.
  3. Control the hazard - Negative pressure can be applied to prevent dust migration outside of the work area.

Trusted By

“This is the first time I have done business with the RVT Group and, based on the experience, it will not be the last if I need to hire portable dust extraction equipment again.”

Jim Smith Health & Safety Manager - Amey Services Ltd

Dust Control FAQs

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What is the maximum work exposure limit (WEL) for dust?

This answer isn’t straight forward. The COSHH definition of a substance hazardous to health includes “dust of any kind when present at a concentration in air equal to or greater than 10 mg.m-3 8-hour TWA of inhalable dust or 4 mg.m-3 8-hour TWA of respirable dust”. However, there are 500 substances individually listed within EH40 Workplace Exposure Limits, therefore we would strongly recommend that you download a free copy of this document from the HSE website.

What is silica dust?

Silica, often referred to as Quartz, is a natural mineral which is a major constituent of common building materials such as concrete, mortar, bricks and tiles. Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) is generated when these materials are worked, such as by being cut or ground. Silica particles have jagged edges which can become lodged in your lungs, causing Silicosis.

What are the best Dustex units for stonemasonry work?

The DustoMat 16 is specifically designed to manage the high volumes of stone dust created by dry-cutting masonry work. Where this is impractical due to site constraints, alternative Dustex options can be considered.

What are the best Dustex units for wood dust?

The DustoMat 10 is specifically designed to capture and filter sawdust and wood shavings from woodworking machinery.

What dust control products are available for demolition?

The Dustmaster and Wandafilta Plus units are popular for internal demolition. However, every project must be treated on its own merits, and the nature, scale and constraints of each will determine which unit is best suited for your application.

Are Dustex units portable?

The Raptor and Mini DustMaster are portable. The majority of Dustex units, such as the Dustmaster and Wandafilta Plus, are mobile, meaning that they can easily be moved around site as work progresses.

Can I extract hazardous dust?

Wherever possible, hazardous dust should be filtered rather than simply extracted from the work area, because the dust could create a hazard where it is being emitted. RVT provide equipment to manage a wide range of hazardous dusts (Excluding Asbestos); to ensure the best control measure solution is implemented, we would strongly recommend that you phone us on 1300 086 248 to discuss your requirements.

What is an EU4 filter?

An EU4 filter is classified as a filter which captures 90% of airborne particles, measured by weight. However, it must be remembered that the majority of harmful pollutants are so tiny that they make up only a tiny proportion of the dust by weight.

What is an EU7 filter?

An EU7 filter is classified as a filter which is between 80 and 90% efficient at capturing dust particles of 1 micron in size.

What is a HEPA filter?

HEPA stands high-efficiency particulate air, and refers to the efficiency of the filter at trapping extremely fine airborne particles. Filters are regarded as a ‘true HEPA’ (EU13 or higher) if they filter to an efficiency of more than 99.95% in 0.3 Microns in size.

Are the filters re-useable?

The EU4 filter is washable and can be re-used. EU7 and HEPA filters are disposable.

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