Health and Safety

Our primary focus is to prioritise the safety and well being of our customers and employees.

Our Safety Measures

 

PPE Supply and Compliance

Supply, education and enforcement of PPE.

Automated Equipment

We have automated our workshop to reduce exposure.

Dust Elimination

All cutting and polishing are performed on water jet machines. 

Air Monitoring

We have external official air quality checks regularly.

Health Checks

Periodic testing of all staff to monitor health.

Industry Changes and New Safety Standards

There has been recent concern among homeowners and builders about the potential health risks associated with installed manufactured stone in houses. Specifically, there have been fears that the silica contained within the stone could lead to silicosis.

However, we can report that after extensive testing and analysis, experts have determined that installed manufactured stone in houses does not pose a silicosis risk. The levels of silica present in the stone are too low to cause harm to those who live or work in buildings where the material has been installed. 

There has been recent concern among homeowners and builders about the potential health risks associated with installed manufactured stone in houses. Specifically, there have been fears that the silica contained within the stone could lead to silicosis.

However, we can report that after extensive testing and analysis, experts have determined that installed manufactured stone in houses does not pose a silicosis risk. The levels of silica present in the stone are too low to cause harm to those who live or work in buildings where the material has been installed. 

REDUCED SILICA

40% OR LESS SILICA IN ENGINEERED STONE

NEW REGULATIONS

STRICTER GUIDELINES AND MONITORING

OUR COMMITMENT

Safety of Manufactured Stone in your Home.

There has been recent concern among homeowners about the potential health risks associated with installed manufactured stone in houses. Specifically, there have been fears that the silica contained within the stone could lead to silicosis.

However, we can report that after extensive testing and analysis, experts have determined that installed manufactured stone in houses does not pose a silicosis risk.

North Coast Stones' Commitment to Safety

 North Coast Stone is committed to ensuring the safety of our employees and customers, we have invested in a state of the art workshop with wet work areas that eliminate dust and comply with safe practices in Australia. We aim to provide a healthy and happy workplace for all our staff.

The good news is that manufacturing companies are creating safer products with minimal silica, making it safer for everyone.

 

We Advocate for Silicosis Prevention

 At North Coast Stone, we wholeheartedly support individuals suffering from silicosis in the industry.  We recognise the immense hardships they face due to their occupation, and we are committed to extending our compassion and support.

We advocate for stricter safety measures and regulations in workplaces to prevent future cases of silicosis, ensuring the well-being of workers is safeguarded.