World-first technology, AIR XS, receives second award at the BSiF Awards 2022

The world’s first real-time silica monitor, the Trolex AIR XS Silica Monitor  has been determined as ‘Highly Commended’ by the British Safety Industry Federation (BSiF) at their 2022 awards ceremony.

With rising cases of occupational silicosis caused by the inhalation of silica dust, AIR XS was recognised in the ‘Product Innovation’ category, for its improvement towards detecting respirable crystalline silica (RCS), as a truly innovative product.

In esteemed company

The BSiF Awards, in association with the Safety and Health Excellence Awards, took place on Wednesday 6 April 2022 at The Vox, NEC, Birmingham.

Hosted by renowned actor and comedian Hugh Dennis, the awards recognised some of the most prestigious and respected companies within the health and safety industry across Britain.

Three awards were presented by the BSiF to companies who are excelling in the health and safety industry; these awards were the Customer Services Awards, the Safety Solution Award and the Product Innovation Award, the latter of which the AIR XS had entered.

A world-first innovative product

The ‘Product Innovation’ category focuses on products that make a difference, and find new solutions to improving health and safety across a variety of industries and environments in Britain.

Focusing on new and innovative technology used in developing these nominated products, this category was an opportunity for us to highlight the effect which real-time silica monitoring will have on improving health and safety in specific markets.

Therefore, not only did being the world’s first real-time silica dust monitor on the market help us receive ‘Highly Commended’ recognition, but also the innovation and development of the product itself.

Using optical refraction technology developed in-house by our engineering team and produced with the support of the Centre for Work Health and Safety, the AIR XS demonstrated the effort put in and the belief everyone connected to this product has on its potential.

‘Highly Commended’ recognition

Our Managing Director, Steve Holland, claimed, “it was a privilege to stand up on behalf of Trolex at such an important event and this award is absolutely deserving to everyone here.” This award has highlighted the amount of work gone into this innovative product and the potential it has on the industry as a whole.

“There is still lots of work ahead, but this undoubtedly begins a new era of growth, opportunity and excitement for the business” added Steve.

The results of the BSiF Awards come at an exciting time, as Trolex were also announced as a finalist of the Better Society Awards for the AIR XS, in the ‘Tech for Good’ category, just weeks after winning the ‘Best Technology Award’ at The International Surface Event.

The world’s first real-time RCS monitor

Real-time silica monitoring technology has the potential to save protect workers from high exposure to respirable crystalline silica has the potential to save millions of lives.

 Get in touch with one of our experts today to learn more about the AIR XS Silica Monitor.