Dust Monitoring Training Course


Dust watch cc (www.dustwatch.com) conducted fallout dust monitoring training course in the Avenue Guest House (www.avenueguesthouse.co.za)www.avenuesguesthouse.co.zawww.avenuesguesthouse.co.za, Moreleta Park, Pretoria, South Africa from the 30th May to the 1st of June 2017. This is the second training course to be conducted in Pretoria this year. A total of 3 personnel attended the training: Maemo Levy Mashele, Yolandie Coetzee and Andries Koekemoer.

Figure 1: Trainees who attended the fallout dust monitoring course; from left, Maemo Levy Mashele, Yolandie Coetzee (middle) and Andries Koekemoer (right)

Figure 2: Table of trainees: Levy taking notes

Summary of the training as from the 30th May – 1st of June is as follows:

The training kick-started on Tuesday 30th of May 2017 with a theoretical presentation by Mr. Christopher Loans. The presentation was about fallout dust and how to collect it, settling velocity and shape of dust particles, calculating fallout dust monitoring results, trace elements analysis, as well as South African legislation interpretation.

Wednesday the 31st of May 2017 was a practical day where trainees were working with DustWatch Bucket units (Basic Operational Use of the DustWatch Units), filtering water from the buckets and collecting dust on filters for further analysis.

Figure 3: DustWatch Single Bucket Unit used for dust fallout collection.

The last day, Thursday the 1st of June was about learning to write Fallout Dust Reports and laboratorial procedures for data capture. An assessment test was written and all trainees performed outstandingly well.

Figure 4: Trainees writing an assessment test

Gallery of the training

Yolandie enjoying herself during the practicals

Andries filtering the fallout dust from a bucket



DustWatch CC – Precipitant Dust Monitoring
082 875 0209 or 021 789 0847 (Chris)
083 308 4764 (Gerry)
0866 181 421 (Fax)
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