You may not even realise it because you cannot see it but it is common in warehouses for contaminants to be present in the air, even if your warehouse doesn’t handle any dangerous chemicals. You could still be exposing your employees to inhaling harmful and contaminated air. The possible contaminants in warehouse air can be caused by;
- Chemicals used in products or cleaning
- Cardboard boxes producing dust
- Shredding used for packing can also create dust
- Poorly maintained heating systems can produce gases and other harmful substances
- Wooden pallets can often contain contaminants
- Products made from rubber and metals can release shards and particles into the air
- Fumes and vapours from paint, cleaning materials and other chemicals
The list could be endless depending upon the industry you are in. However most of us don’t even consider these to be a danger because it is just not visible to the eye.
Without a quality ventilation system in place within your warehouse you could be exposing your staff to any of the following;
- Breathing difficulties
- Dry eyes, nose, skin or throat
All of the above would lower the efficiency of your workers and prevent them from working to full capacity. By installing an air ventilation system, you could prevent all of the above giving you a workforce with an improved and increased work capacity which may result in increased revenue and profits.
If you are in an industry where your staff are known to be exposed or working with hazardous chemicals then there will be legislation from the HSE regarding what level of clean air ventilation you should be supplying. It is crucial for health reasons that those who work with hazardous chemicals or materials are not exposed to a point where it damages their health. As an employer it is your responsibility to provide those who work for you with safe air to breathe in.
Installing a high quality ventilation system will remove the contaminants within the air such as smoke, dust, chemicals and vapours leaving you and your staff with a safe and comfortable working environment that also meets the needs of HSE law. If you are considering purchasing a ventilation system or are unsure if your warehouse requires one then contact Tupello Property Services now and we would be happy to discuss the matter with you and give you a free no obligation quote for our ventilation equipment and services.