We are aware of the discussions surrounding the potential ban on stone in Australia. We want to reassure our valued clients, both current and future, that we take the health and safety of our staff and customers seriously.
Over our 25 years in business, we have maintained an impeccable safety record, with zero reported cases of silicosis or related illnesses among our staff. This achievement is a result of our unwavering commitment to adhering to the strictest Australian and International safety standards in our kitchen and laundry renovations. Our commitment to delivering high-quality kitchen and laundry renovations remains unchanged.
Your well-being and satisfaction are our top priorities, and we will continue to prioritise your satisfaction and provide you with the best solutions for your home improvement needs. Thank you for your trust in our services and please contact us if you have any concerns.
Granite Transformations surfaces are non-porous and, once installed in the home, are absolutely not harmful to the consumer. Our surfaces are completely safe for domestic use and comply with the strictest local and international safety standards for consumer use.
Any health risk lies in the processing and fabrication of the material in the warehouse, a risk that becomes a concern only if not performed in accordance with legal safety requirements. There is no risk in the finished surfaces themselves.
A small amount of dust could be produced during the installation or repair of Granite Transformation surfaces in the end user’s home. However, this poses no health threat of silicosis to the end user, as this only develops as a result of ongoing occupational exposure to silica dust. This is evidenced by the fact that we are unaware of a single instance of silicosis to a customer or tradesperson in over 1 million Granite Transformations benchtop installations worldwide.
Our revolutionary light-weight surfaces are made of quartz, glass, polymers and other naturally occurring minerals.
Measuring at only 7mm in thickness, our surfaces pose the least risk of all stone surfaces in the market when it comes to the processing procedure.
In most cases, our product is one-third the thickness of other stone surfaces, immediately reducing any risk of dust exposure by this equivalent amount compared to other, thicker surfaces.
Quartz is the most common mineral on earth, and can take on many forms. It’s most commonly found as sand on our beaches, other examples are sandstone, marble and granite. These materials contain a number of things including Crystalline Silica, which is a compound of silicon and oxygen.
Granite Transformations surfaces are made from natural materials that include crystalline silica, such as quartz, sand, and granite, which are then bound together with polymers and formed into slabs.
Crystalline Silica is a component of many manufactured products in daily use, such as glass, pottery and quartz surfaces. Silica is very commonly used in construction and at various concentrations in bricks, blocks, tiles, slabs, cement and concrete.
Silicosis is an occupational lung disease that has been known about for more than a century and associated with many industries, with stone being one of them. It may affect workers who are exposed to crystalline silica (quartz) when not using the correct safety measures.
The disease forms when silica dust particles become trapped in lung tissues, causing inflammation and scarring, and reducing the lung’s ability to take in oxygen.
Silicosis and other diseases associated with respirable crystalline silica (RCS) are 100% preventable with the correct safety measures, as adopted by Granite Transformations.
Due to the thickness of our slabs, combined with the use of H class vacuums and PPE, Granite Transformations boasts one of the safest methods when it comes to cutting and fabricating stone. Following our Safe Operating Practices also allows us to be able to cut on-site without risk to the customer.
Our workshops have conducted air monitoring testing, resulting in well below industry-standard levels of respirable crystalline silica workplace exposure.
Granite Transformations are proud to report that in the 26 years of operation no tradesmen have been affected by Silicosis.
Be comfortable when using Granite Transformations that the safety of our staff and customers is at the forefront of our practices.
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