IDC have been awarded a service contract by a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer who specialise in the production of cardiac medications.
The contract includes regular inspection on both the mechanical and performance aspects of the sites various dust control systems.
Using the correct PPE is paramount due to the potential for contamination from the dusts. Also full risk assessments and method statements are required to ensure safe working is complied with.
Individual reports for each dust control unit/system are submitted and kept in a file by the client. This helps them to adopt the recommendations of the Health & Safety Executive document HSG258.
The site Services Manager stated that “It is reassuring that the dust systems are inspected and maintained to a good level in order that the production areas are kept below the maximum exposure limits at all times”.