Dust Safety

It's time to take dust safety seriously. Poor work practices and inadequate equipment means thousands of Aussie tradies are being exposed to hazardous dust every day. Over time, this can lead to life-threatening illnesses such as Silicosis and lung cancer.

We've compiled a range of resources to help increase awareness about the importance of dust safety and empower you to lead by example. Take action today! 

Take dust safety seriously - Understand the health & financial risks

Hazardous Dust Risks

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Learn what type of dusts are dangerous, the different dust classes, the risks, and what you can do to stay safe.

Crystalline Silica Dust

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One of the most hazardous dusts around. Understanding what it is, where it comes from, and how Festool can help prevent Silicosis.

Festool Dust Extraction Systems

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Working with dangerous dusts? There's a Festool system for every application. View the options and learn how to choose the right system for your needs.

Take The Dust Safety Quiz

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How safe are you? Are your workers and your business protected? Take the quiz to understand the health and financial risks of hazardous dust.

Dust Extraction Products

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TESTED & SAFE - The Festool System & Silica Dust

Disclaimer: This information is not endorsed by any Work Health and Safety governing body and shouldn't be interpreted as any form of legal or health advice. All regulatory and compliance enquiries must go to the relevant Worksafe organisation responsible for each region of Australia. All health-based enquiries should be discussed with and handled by a Medical Professional. Information provided in this article is accurate as of August 2019.


EVA Respirable Crystalline Silica and Total Respirable Dust Exposures Report (1.72mb) ESP Airborne Occupational Exposure Report (1.63mb)