Holmfirth High School student, Joe Hampshaw, operates a wood turning lathe supervised by the school’s head of D&T, David Manning. All woodworking machines in the classroom are fitted with ‘capture-at-source’ extraction hoods.

Holmfirth High School’s automatic shaker filter has an airflow capacity of 3,000 m³/hr.

Dust and fume extraction in the classroom

Dust Control Systems is one of the leading companies in the design, manufacture and installation of dust and fume extraction systems for workshops in schools, colleges and other institutions.

Health and Safety authorities advise that operators of woodworking machinery in industry should not be exposed to more than 5mg/m3 of fine dust. It is of equal importance that these same standards are applied in the classroom and that the health of students and tutors is protected against the harmful effects of airborne dust.

Our products and services cover a wide range of requirements from small under bench units to complete extraction systems with externally located filters.

  • Free on-site survey and technical advice on the most suitable system to meet your specific requirements and situation.
  • Specialised hoods which capture dust at source.
  • The widest range of filter types and technologies available.
  • A choice of galvanised ductwork including ‘clip-together’ and spiral.
  • A dedicated team of Service/Commissioning engineers.
  • LEV testing programmes to ensure compliance with COSHH regulations.
  • Your source for OEM spares and consumables such as filter bags and cartridges.

We have a wealth of experience in providing efficient dust extraction systems for classrooms. Contracts have been undertaken in numerous universities, colleges and schools, and some recent projects are listed below:

  • Brighton University
  • Dixons City Technology College, Bradford
  • Glasgow Metropolitan College
  • Higham Lane School, Nuneaton
  • Holmfirth High School
  • Inverness College
  • Irwell Park High School, Salford
  • London Metropolitan University
  • Loughborough University
  • Northumberland College
  • Rawthorpe High School, Huddersfield
  • Sheffield Hallam University





Dust Control Systems Ltd., Horace Waller VC Parade, Shawcross Business Park, Dewsbury, WF12 7RF
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