Welcome to AGDA
The AGDA is the industry voice of the Australian Garage Door Industry set up to promote professionalism, safety and compliance for all the products and installation involved in the largest and heaviest moving part of a building being the Garage Door. The AGDA is made up of the key garage door & automation Manufacturers and Dealers (including Installers) based within Australian and represent the interests of all members.
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It is important to manage the risk of Silicosis at the worksite and protect the health of your workers and your business by understanding and getting valuable advice on:
The risks can occur particularly in the breathing zone when drilling the top holes for the attachment of the guides. These controls may be difficult to implement, particularly the fit test, however we need to start and ensure the safety in the industry.
Following are factors which can be incorporated in the development of SWMS to cover the procedures to address risks to garage door installers when drilling cement type products thus creating dust that could contain respirable silica.
Install brackets and guides to opening aperture of garage door at worksite
Possible Safety or Environmental Hazards:
Exposure to silica dust from drilling into concrete/brickwork/masonry
Control Measures to Reduce Risk:
Silica dust controls:
o Tell others/workers in same area before drilling, that dust may be generated
o Use hand held drill/power tool with on-tool extraction with HEPA filter to capture dust
o Check hose connections for tool extraction are tight and secure without obvious leaks
o Collected dust material to be safely emptied from unit into waste disposal bag
o Drill/power tool operator to wear respirator with at least P1 filtration (disposable or reusable)
o When wearing a tight-fitting respirator, operator must ensure an effective face seal (either being clean-shaven or only having facial hair that doesn’t interfere with the fitting surfaces and the valve of the respirator).
o Operator to have respirator fit test at least once per year