Dust fallout monitoring is a critical aspect of environmental management, ensuring that industries maintain compliance with regulations and prioritize the safety of both the environment and surrounding communities.

Skyside, with it’s head office in South Africa, is a leading provider of environmental monitoring solutions, and offers comprehensive dust fall monitoring services across multiple countries, including South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, Namibia, and Mozambique.

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Understanding Dust Fallout Monitoring

What is Dust Fallout Monitoring?

Dust fall monitoring involves the collection and analysis of particulate matter settling on surfaces in a given area. This process helps in assessing the impact of industrial activities on air quality and environmental health.


Importance of Dust Fallout Monitoring

  1. Environmental Compliance: Regulatory bodies in the mentioned countries often require industries to monitor and control dust emissions to comply with environmental standards.
Health and Safety: Dust fall monitoring contributes to the identification and mitigation of potential health risks associated with airborne particulate matter.


Dust is generated when fine particles are taken up into the atmosphere by wind-action, disturbance of fine materials, or through the release of particulate-rich gaseous emissions from power plants, industries, and vehicles.

Industries that contribute to dust pollution are the construction and infrastructure industries, agriculture industries, waste and recycling industries, premixed concrete industries, as well as the mining and quarrying industries.

Dust can also be formed from gaseous chemical reactions e.g., reactions of sulphur dioxide and oxides of nitrogen.

Air pollution from dust particles has detrimental impacts on the health and well-being of surrounding communities.

To reduce the risk to human health and environmental degradation, dust deposition must be monitored, measured, and mitigated.

Dust fallout monitoring provides an indication of the main areas of dust generation and can be conducted for both human health and environmental purposes.

At Skyside we test dust for the following harmful pollutants:

  • Nitrogen oxides (NO2 and NO3)
  • Metals in dust
  • Sulphur Dioxide (SO2)
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
  • Particulate Matter (PM10 and PM 2.5)

At Skyside, we understand Dust Fallout Monitoring and know that every site has its own needs.

Our expert field teams use innovative techniques to assess, collect, and analyse every sample.

To ensure you credible and reliable air quality data, we became the first emissions testing company in South Africa to receive SANAS accreditation for ISO17025:2005 (T0701) and the first company to be accredited for Dust Fallout Monitoring.

With our vast knowledge and expertise, we can offer you:

  • A comprehensive evaluation of your site to determine where the dust fallout monitoring system should be positioned
  • Provision of single buckets or directional buckets and equipment, according to your operational needs
  • Short-term and long-term monitoring services
  • Detailed monthly reports that comply with the Air Quality Legislation
  • Ongoing communication with our project managers that ensure your monitoring networks function smoothly
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Dust Fallout Monitoring Cost Considerations

Investing in dust fallout monitoring is an investment in environmental stewardship and regulatory compliance. Skyside understands the importance of cost-effective solutions without compromising the quality of services.

Factors Influencing Dust Monitoring Costs

  1. Geographical Scope: The extent of monitoring required across multiple locations can influence overall costs.
  2. Frequency of Monitoring: Regular monitoring may incur additional costs, but it is essential for maintaining compliance and ensuring ongoing environmental safety.
  3. Industry-Specific Requirements: Different industries may have distinct monitoring needs, impacting the overall cost structure.
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PowerBI is a Microsoft processing tool that allows you to gain deeper insight into your data via a digital interactive report. PowerBI helps you read data, discover insights, and forecast trends across a wide range of datasets, such as with your Dust Fallout dataset.

Using this tool, Skyside has developed a digital and interactive reporting product to provide you with a more effective and interactive way to engage with and manage the data produced from your dust fallout network.

Why upgrade to PowerBI Report for Dust Fallout?

  • This dynamic report allows you to use your dust fallout network data more productively by easily identifying trends, spotting anomalies, and drawing insights.
  • Storage of a full historical data record on hand to fully capitalize on your data.
  • Filtering tool allows a more engaging interface to find information quickly.
  • Export your report to PDF with the click of a button.
  • Digital “live” reporting allows you to access to your most up to date information.
  • Delivers the data whenever you need, wherever you are via the PowerBI mobile app.
Skyside's commitment to excellence in dust fallout monitoring across South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, Namibia, and Mozambique reflects a dedication to environmental sustainability and regulatory compliance.

As industries continue to evolve, Skyside remains at the forefront, ensuring that its monitoring services align with the changing landscape of environmental responsibility.

Investing in Skyside's dust fallout monitoring services is not just a regulatory requirement; it's a strategic move towards sustainable operations, safeguarding both the environment and the reputation of businesses in these countries.

Contact us today for further information and to engage our services.



Skyside is proud of our distinction of being the first South African emissions and dustfall testing company to achieve ISO 17025 accreditation for our most commonly applied methods and take great pride in the quality of our work.
Recognised in 2016 as the Leaders in Air Quality, we are at the forefront of stack emissions testing and air quality data.
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