Dust control

If in doubt – Stop and Shout!. Avoid disturbing or exposing more soil than you need to. Try to locate stockpiled soils in sheltered areas where the wind won’t get to it.
If dust becomes a problem, stop work and start dampening down, stabilising or covering.

Control dust by:

  • Spraying water lightly on exposed areas with a sprinkler, a hose or fine spray, or a k-line.
  • Covering exposed areas with well-fixed plastic sheeting or tarpaulins (suitable only for overnight/weekend)
  • Covering exposed areas with compost, wood mulch, gravel or seeding with hydroseed or grass if the area will be exposed for longer periods.
  • Don’t drive over stabilised areas