Trolex have been awarded ‘Highly Commended’ by the British Safety Industry Federation
Trolex, the leading manufacturer of health and safety technology products for workers operating in hazardous environments is delighted to have been awarded ‘Highly Commended’ by the British Safety Industry Federation for the Air XS Silica Monitor – the world’s first real-time respirable crystalline silica (RCS) monitor.
The Air XS Silica Monitor was recognised in the Product Innovation category, for its improvement towards RCS detection, as an innovative product.
The BSiF Awards, in association with the Safety and Health Excellence Awards took place on Wednesday 6th April 2022 at The Vox, NEC, Birmingham.
Hosted by renowned actor and comedian Hugh Dennis, the awards recognised some of the most prestigious and respected companies within the health and safety industry across the UK.
The Product Innovation category recognised products that are new and innovative and will contribute to improvements in occupational health and safety.
Silica is the biggest risk to construction workers after asbestos. The risk comes from the inhalation of silica dust particulates in the workplace and an estimated 600,000 workers are exposed to silica each year in the UK.
The Air XS Silica Monitor is set to revolutionise worker safety within the construction industry by delivering real-time detection of dangerous respirable crystalline silica (RCS) particulates in airborne dust mixtures - on the job.
Requiring no complicated set-up and only five minutes of maintenance a month, the Air XS Silica Monitor is easy-to-use and provides accurate monitoring with minimal training.
The Air XS Silica Monitor displays the presence of RCS mass by volume, while also being able to distinguish the presence of RSC within dust mixtures. In addition, the Air XS Silica Monitor can track changing concentrations of RCS content over time, letting workers know if the amount of RCS in their workspace is increasing as they work and when it has risen to dangerous levels.
Managing Director Steve Holland said: “It was a huge privilege to receive the Award at such an important industry event and is testament to all the work that has gone into developing this innovative product.”
“The Air XS Silica Monitor has the potential to save millions of lives. The development of this product signals an exciting period of growth and opportunity for the business and is set to have a huge impact on the industry.”