Foundry

This information will help employers (including the self-employed) comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), as amended, to control exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) and protect workers' health.

Foundry [FD]

FD0: Foundry advice for managers

This information will help managers to comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), as amended, to control exposure and protect workers' health.

FD1: Fume - General ventilation

This sheet describes good practice using general ventilation. It covers the points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

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FD2: Molten metal fume - Melting

This sheet describes good practice using fume extraction. It covers the points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

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FD3: Molten metal fume - Pouring and casting

This sheet describes good practice using RPE. It covers the points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

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FD4: Sand plant

This sheet describes good practice using dust extraction. It covers the points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

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FD5: Coremaking and shell moulding (small scale)

This sheet describes good practice using dust extraction. It covers the points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

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FD6: Knock-out, shakeout, etc

This sheet describes good practice using RPE with dust extraction. It covers the points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

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FD7: Fettling small castings

This sheet describes good practice using dust extraction. It covers the points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

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FD8: Fettling large castings

This sheet describes good practice using RPE with dust extraction. It covers the points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

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FD9: Abrasive blasting small castings in a cabinet

This sheet describes good practice using a blasting cabinet. It covers the points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

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FD10: Gouging

This sheet describes good practice using RPE with dust and fume extraction. It covers the points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

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FD11: Pattern assembly(investment casting)

This sheet describes good practice using fume extraction. It covers the points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

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FD12: Spray coating a large casting(open workshop)

This sheet describes good practice using respiratory protective equipment (RPE). It covers the points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

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FD13: Cleaning dust collectors

This sheet describes good practice using RPE. It covers the points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

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FD14: Furnace relining

This sheet describes good practice using RPE. It covers the points you need to follow to reduce exposure to an adequate level. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

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2021-09-09