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A key part of the Dust Management Plan (DMP) is the mitigation measures that will be taken in relation to the level of risk that has been identified. In order to detail what these will be, a summary of the overall risks needs to be completed.
Table 10 on page 22 of the IAQM guide (https://iaqm.co.uk/text/guidance/construction-dust-2014.pdf) gives an example of this. High, medium, low risk categories are used to determine which of the mitigation measures listed page 24 onwards should be implemented.
Prior to submitting the DMP the competent person(s) should check to see if the local authority has a Code for Construction Practice and incorporate this into the mitigation measures. A good example of a CCP can be found here https://www.westminster.gov.uk/code-construction-practice. Further recommendations on how monitoring should be carried out can be found in these documents. Number 12 on the list of mitigation measures refers to dust monitoring, if a risk is medium or high, then it is highly desirable to have some form of monitoring agreed with the local authority.
For further information on TSI’s range of PM10 and PM2.5 dust monitors please visit our sections on outdoor air quality as it pertains to Construction Site Monitoring and Remediation Site Monitoring.
Myles Quigley is a product manager at TSI for environmental and exposure monitoring. Since joining the company in 2018, he has worked closely with both industry and government to understand the legislation and customer requirements that drive this space. Prior to joining TSI, he worked as a Global Product Manager in various industries such as building automation and renewable energy. Myles started his career as a graduate Building Services Engineer before making his move into product management fifteen years ago. During this time, he has worked with numerous universities and research institutes, including KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm and Dresden University of Technology, and many more.