Working With and Supporting the Construction Sector

Dust and fume extraction experts McCarthy Environmental work hand in hand with the construction industry – designing and installing LEV systems for its customers as well as providing extraction systems to protect on-site workers.

The Northamptonshire based company has unrivalled expertise in the field of Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) extraction systems and specialises in the development of bespoke solutions for a wide variety of market sectors, including construction.

It provides compliant systems on behalf of mechanical and electrical contractors, contractors who are tasked with providing LEV systems where they are required in new buildings.

Mick McCarthy, who set up McCarthy Environmental in the year 2000, said: “We design, supply, install and commission LEV systems to make sure construction companies are compliant for their own clients.

“At the same time, we also provide dust extraction systems on construction sites to make sure companies comply with the requirements to prevent their own workers being exposed to mostly silica dust.”

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is urging construction projects across Britain to act now to ensure the health and safety of workers is protected.

The HSE is asking every construction contractor, client and designer to ensure they manage well-known risks. Its campaign focuses on the control of harmful dusts including respirable silica from concrete, brick and stone, asbestos and wood dust.

The HSE points to the misconception that health issues cannot be controlled in construction. It says harmful dust, whether silica or wood, is a serious issue and can be managed effectively with the right design, equipment and training.

Mick added: “We are a proactive company, up to date with latest legislation, health and safety and accreditations and helping companies from the architect stage through to the design of systems that go into buildings, the execution and installation.”

All McCarthy engineers are qualified to the latest BOHS P series standards in their chosen disciplines, achieving both P602 system design and P604 commissioning. The company’s LEV test engineers are qualified to P601 thorough examination and test of LEV systems.

The McCarthy team works with companies across the UK, helping organisations to comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) 2002 Regulations – designed to control operatives’ exposure to dust and fumes to below specified levels.

McCarthy Environmental has worked on a number of prestigious projects including The University of Northampton’s new £330million Waterside Campus. The new campus includes a Creative Hub, where Mick and his team have fitted numerous systems to control both fumes and dusts in various workshops, systems include a re-circulatory wood dust system, spray booth, ventilation systems for the photography department and dark room, filtration systems for laser cutters and plaster and casting room dust and fume extraction systems.

For more information on how McCarthy Environmental can help with various LEV matters in a construction environment please call the team now on 01604 635333.

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