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Document ID (ISN)101384
CIS number 03-379
Year 2003
Convention or series no. HSE Woodworking Information Sheet No.32
Health and Safety Executive
Title Safe collection of woodwaste: Prevention of fire and explosion
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Jan. 2003. 4p. Illus. 6 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This information note provides practical guidance to manufacturers, suppliers and users of woodwaste collection systems on the reduction of fire and explosion risks. Contents: hazards of wood dust; explosibility of woodwaste; sources of ignition; types of collection systems; design of ductwork; precautions for collection units where a dust explosion risk exists; sizing of explosion relief; design of explosion vents; ducting of vents to the open air; firefighting. Reprinted with updated references (replaces CIS 97-1313).
Descriptors (primary) disposal of harmful waste; wood dust; woodworking industry; sources of ignition; explosion hazards; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) explosion venting; legal aspects; ducts; dust explosions; safety by design; explosion protection; design of equipment; data sheet; sprinkler systems
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Woodworking industry
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Explosions
Waste collection and disposal
Woodworking industry
Lumber and the woodworking industry