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Sunday, 7 October 2012
Use of cutting machine restricted
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Roof Tile Cutting Methods Revised to Control Silica Dust From 1st October 2012, roofers will no longer have the option of using a cut-off saw to dry cut roof tiles. According to the HSE, contractors undertaking dry cutting after 01 October are likely to be in 'material breach' and thus be cost recoverable under Fee For Intervention.
In a bid to reduce the risks from silica dust, industry has supported changes to working methods by specifying that water suppression should be used in addition to the correct RPE. Contractors will have the option of using other methods as long as they can “demonstrate these are equally as effective at controlling the silica risk”.With Hytile No Need for Water Suppression and RPE Using the Hytile Tilecutter virtually eliminates exposure to the life-threatening silica dust. There is no need for protective measures whatsoever. Furthermore, using the Hytile Tilecutter means cutting tiles with absolutely no worries. Not only will you meet all health and safety regulations, but you will also save money at the same time.