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Complying with COSHH Regulations & controlling substances hazardous to health in Nail Salons & Bars.

Preventing over exposure to chemical fumes and nail dust should be a priority and very important measure in all nail salons and nail bars.

Nail technicians and manicurists (and customers), are exposed to a wide variety of potential allergens and over exposure or lack of suitable controls, including ventilation, can cause potentially serious allergic reactions such as respiratory problems,occupational asthma, headaches and skin diseases - such as dermatitis and general infections.

Nail dust, especially very fine particles, become airborne very easily and can remain in the air for extended lengthy periods.

The risk of breathing in these dangerous contaminates is therefore just as important even when treatment or activities have ceased, and in all areas of the salon.Exposure is therefore not just applicable to technicians, but all staff and customers.

 The use of drills at higher speeds than recommended, further increases risk by projecting nail dust into faces and directly into the air to be breathed in.

Face or Dust masks can often be of the wrong type, preventing only the larger particles from being breathed in.

Caution: Dust masks are not acceptable as a control. - Health and Safety Executive statement for COSHH essentials SR13 - Nail Bars.

The dust filings from artificial nails can cause wheezing,coughing,chest tightness and asthma. Asthma and skin allergies may also be caused by liquids and powders in acrylic systems for artificial nails.

If you are an employer, the law requires you to control the use of chemicals at work. You should implement and maintain effective control measures.

Chemicals used in the beauty,hairdressing and nails industry as well as hazardous substances created as part of your work processes e.g.dust, are subject to the COSHH regulations.

Acrylic fumes can cause headaches,dizziness,nausea and irritation to the eyes,upper and lower tracts of the respiratory system and lungs.

Chemicals used may produce strong malodours, and create unpleasant atmospheres for both staff and customers.

Filtaire have selected a special enhanced carbon, suitable for the chemicals in use to effectively deal with the fumes and odours -  known as VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds), released during treatments and activities.

Dust particles are cleared very quickly by the equipment, which provides a complete and total air filtration system. The highly efficient design gives 'focused' air treatment - and therefore is effective in minimising the effects of contaminated air using 'Source Control'.

Salons, Colleges, and larger premises should use the ceiling mounted Filtaire 5000 which will provide very clean air continuously throughout the whole area.

 Nail technicians, appreciate the small and portable Filtaire 300 and Filtaire 2000 models, which can be used close to the treatment and the lower speed settings still allow conversation with clients whilst protecting them also from the dangers of breathing in dangerous substances.

Extraction by way of wall mounted units may be unacceptable because the fumes and odours are 'exported' to other adjacent buildings or rooms . Extraction is also potentially an expensive option, in terms of  heat or cooling loss and may also create more noise if used at higher rates to be effective.

Because Filtaire units continually process the same air many times per hour, there is no heat (or cooling) loss with consequent low energy costs.

Filter changes require no specialist skills, and take from just 1 to 5 minutes to perform.

Using Filtaire equipment is so very easy & will greatly improve the air quality in nail salons & bars.

Providing a clean and safe working environment for the benefit of staff and customers is essential, and will also improve your business by increasing customer relations and loyalty.

Filtaire have been selling Air Purifiers to the beauty industry for many years to protect everyone from potentially serious health problems.

Filtaire equipment is used by many nail salons and bars as well as educational establishments such as colleges and training centres to deal with the hazards to health created by fine dusts and chemical fumes.

We would like to quote one of our customers:

"The installation of the 2 units you supplied has been a great success and the lecturing staff operating in the salon are delighted with them. The Curriculum Manager would now like to introduce new treatments to another salon and we would therefore request the quotation for the supply of an additional 2 units - Filtaire 5000."   -  Colin Pentland. Facilities Manager

Edinburgh's Telford College.


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Filtaire 5000

Filtaire 5000

The Filtaire 5000 was developed for use within larger spaces and commercial applications, where exceptional indoor air quality is desired or required to meet industry standards, and to comply with Health and Safety Executive for the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH).

We source, select and use only the very best materials and components to ensure a long and service free operational life.

Filtaire 2000

Filtaire 2000

The Filtaire 2000 is a high performance compact solution developed to meet the needs of applications where size and aesthetics are also of importance. Designed to look similar to an audio speaker, the unit will sit unobtrusively in any environment whilst its performance matches that of many larger machines.