Dust advice for businesses
Find out how your business can eliminate or reduce the risk of harm from dust.
Dust is a common air pollutant. Many different sources and activities generate dust, including:
When business and industries don’t manage dust, it can impact people’s health and the environment, including:
Dust’s impacts on the environment include:
Businesses and industries that need to manage dust include:
When you use a structured way to eliminate or reduce the risks of harm dust poses, it helps you:
Failure to eliminate or reduce these risks could mean you face:
Businesses should make sure dust from their activities doesn’t harm human health or the environment. This includes being responsible for contractors or tradespeople you may hire.
You have obligations to:
You may also need to meet specific conditions if your activity is a prescribed activity under the permissions scheme. This applies to businesses with a licence, permit or registration.
You should also check if you need to comply with any local council requirements.
Reviewed 22 February 2021