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AS/NZS 1715:2009 : Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment for metal fabrication workshops

Do you use compressed air breathing equipment in your metal fabrication workshop? If so, are you aware of the relevant Australian workplace standards to which your equipment and respirators need to comply?

Compressed air is a versatile utility, that is widely used throughout the metal industry. Some compressed air applications are, however, more critical than others.

Compressed breathing air is important to protect welders and grinders from harmful chemicals and harsh environments.

Air compressors work by drawing in ambient air at atmospheric conditions and compressing/storing it for use at a higher pressure. Ambient air is often contaminated with water vapour, dust, dirt and hydrocarbons to name but a few. When compressed, the concentrations of these contaminants can rise above the levels considered safe for breathing.

AS/NZS 1715:2009 compliance for the welding and grinding industry

AS/NZS 1715:2009: Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment is the Australian standard applicable for anyone using compressed air for breathing applications, including welders and grinders.

Regular inspection of compressed air purity is a critical component of this standard within the welding and grinding industry.

Ensure your workers are safe and you’re compliant with SafeWork NSW Legislation

Regular analysis and certification of your compressed breathing air systems are not only a legislated duty, but it is also the right thing to do to ensure employees aren’t being harmed by poor quality breathing air at work.

Achieving correct purity levels within your spray painting business is simple and easily achievable in well maintained and monitored systems.

Don’t let complacency or ignorance put your employees, yourself or your business at risk.

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Onsite compressed air purity testing

Compressed Air Technology is a Sydney based company specialising in compressed air testing.  Our technicians can visit your premises and perform a Compressed Air Purity Analysis & Certification for your business.

Using state of the art test equipment, our trained technicians come to your workshop and check for contamination of the breathing air in accordance with AS/NZS 1715:2009.


To book an air purity assessment to ensure you’re AS/NZS 1715:2009 compliant, get in touch with our team.

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Compressed Air Technology are specialist consultants and contractors for the compressed air industry. Working with industrial compressed air operators to maximise efficiency, reliability and productivity. We design, supply, install, monitor and certify compressed air systems for a wide range of industries Australia wide.

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Huge increases in the cost of energy has seen the company start to focus on energy management. We are now regularly called upon in a consulting capacity to design compressed air systems that are efficient as well as reliable and safe. Our independence is key to our success, we are not encumbered by the constraints of a typical compressor dealer, we design each system with an open mind and scour the market for equipment that best suits our client’s needs.

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