Guarda Systems introduces dust suppression technology to protect construction workers

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Guarda Systems, a manufacturer of environmental health and safety solutions, has successfully demonstrated the capability of its water and vacuum dust suppression system designed for the building and construction industry. 

In a recent event, the company showcased the system’s capabilities when dealing with a variety of masonry-cutting tools, including a stone benchtop saw, and protecting workers from the dangers of silica dust and carbon monoxide through an innovative range of masonry-cutting products. 

The Guarda Edge Powercutter, Guarda’s flagship product, is a concrete cutting saw equipped with the company’s proprietary Tri-Vac Technology designed to provide a competitive edge over other engineering controls. 

The product uses water and vacuum to remove silica dust, slurry, and fumes, reducing exposure to saw operators and others nearby. 

The Tri-Vac Technology’s dust suppression has been independently verified to reduce workers’ exposure to silica dust and other harmful products by up to 99 per cent compared to existing engineering controls, Guarda Systems said in a media release. 

The live demonstration, which took place at the Melbourne offices of concrete construction equipment supplier Allcon Group, comes amid the growing public awareness of silicosis and other occupational respiratory diseases affiliated with the construction industry and the increase of regulatory activity to address the issue. 

The demo showcased the usability, practicality, and adaptability of the Guarda Edge Powercutter in a number of different cutting applications, including engineered stone bench top and concrete. 

“We are thrilled with the overwhelming positive response to our live demonstration. The event provided an excellent opportunity to showcase the effectiveness and cleanliness of our masonry cutting solutions,” said Craig Penty, chief executive officer of Guarda Systems. 

“We are working towards delivering high quality and Australian assembled Guarda products into the market in sufficient quantities to make a tangible impact in the Australian market, to provide a springboard for global success and to bring about a world in which every worker who cuts concrete, stone or brick can do so without fear of dying from lung disease.” 

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