When you run a workshop, it’s normal to get concerned about the quality of indoor air. You are aware how unclean indoor air can affect the comfort, health, and productivity of your workers — but that’s not all. Poor air quality can be a turnoff to clients who visit your workshop.
Here are tips to make sure you keep the air clean and refreshing in the workshop:
Invest in a dust extractor
The application of dust extraction systems in industries and other commercial shops has been in existence for a long time. A dust extractor boosts the quality of breathable air by removing the particulate matter in the air. To keep air always fresh, run the dust collecting system for a while every day before leaving the workshop.
Install good ventilation
Your workshop should have adequate ventilation to allow circulation of air. A poorly ventilated shop attracts mould and dampness, posing a great risk to the health of your workers and the state of the equipment and material in your workshop. Most states have organisations that recommend certain standards of ventilation in all workplaces. Failure to comply with these standards could have disastrous results.
Periodically test for air contaminants
There are many air contaminants that can compromise the quality of your air without your knowledge. These contaminants include radon and carbon monoxide. These gases are colourless and odourless, yet can cause fatal diseases. Radon, in particular, causes lung cancer. To keep your workers and clients safe, install detectors and carry out tests every once in a while.
Use eco-friendly cleaning products
Obviously, you’ll need to clean your workshop regularly to keep it conducive to your employees and clients. Be careful what supplies you use for cleaning as some of them contain dangerous chemicals that could pollute your indoor air. Go for environmentally safe options instead.
While the problem of poor indoor air quality is pertinent in many workshops, it is not insurmountable. With just a few simple initiatives, you can keep your air always clean and healthy for everyone.