Armorgard has enhanced its range of safety driven products with the introduction of XtractaBench, a mobile workbench designed to protect building and construction workers from fumes or dust whilst cutting, grinding, drilling, routing, or working with materials such as plasterboard, wood, and metal.
Created following extensive R&D, and with the help of an external expert, XtractaBench offers a solution to enable companies to fulfil a legal duty to prevent exposure to substances that can cause health problems as per the Control of Substance Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) act.
Regularly breathing in dust, caused by cutting or grinding construction materials, can cause life-changing lung diseases which can lead to death.
Terry Mitchell, Managing Director of Armorgard said: “We are very proud to be at the forefront of providing safety solutions like this which prevent devastating and irreversible effects.
“Anyone that is cutting grinding, drilling, routing, or working with plasterboard materials on a work surface, particularly in a confined space, is at risk.”
The XtractaBench draws dust and fumes directly away from the working area thanks to a perforated downdraft work surface.
XtractaBench has a built-in collection hopper to catch heavier particles and dust, and a fold-down external shelf to mount M or H class vacuums for on-tool extraction. It is also compatible with most air and dust filtration systems.
Commenting on the benefits, Armorgard R&D Manager Matt Partridge said: “As well as preventing the user from inhaling harmful dust, and reducing dust in the air for those nearby, XtractaBench also provides a solution for hire shops to clean their tools when back from hire – a feature that we believe will appeal to them in terms of cost efficiency and resourcing.”
Terry added: “In our industry, Armorgard has unprecedented expertise and is committed to providing quality products that are fully tested. The XtractaBench has been developed over a considerably long period, with the help of dust experts who have advised on the design, and carries the highest industry standards to ensure our customers have the safest potentially life-saving product.”
For additional information see www.armorgard.co.uk