Research and analysis

Kings College London construction site dust monitoring study

This study tests the efficacy of the current levels which construction site dust monitors are set to, and makes a series of recommendations.


Testing PM10 trigger values at construction sites


Kings College London’s study, funded by High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd, examines the current levels at which dust monitor alarms are set to trigger on construction sites.

The study recommends a revised trigger alarm concentration measured over a revised period. It also recommends a series of new operational quality standards.

The study reviewed over 1.8 million dust measurements taken from monitoring results from nine construction sites.

HS2 Ltd has committed to complying with current and future construction site dust monitoring national best practise. This report has been submitted to the authors of that guidance so they can consider its findings.

Published 3 November 2017