Trolex real-time silica dust monitor is Highly Commended at health & safety awards

Trolex Air XS real time silica dust monitor award
The BSif Trophy given to Trolex for its Air XS dust monitor that can distinguish respirable crystalline silica dust from other dusts in the atmosphere in real time. It can protect workers in stone fabrication workshops and the employer from prosecution for exposing workers to the dust.

Trolex has been Highly Commended by the British Safety Industry Federation for its Air XS Silica Monitor, which claims to be the world’s first real-time respirable crystalline silica (RCS) monitor. It is being introduced to the stone industry by Stone Industry Group (SiG) in Derbyshire.

The Air XS Silica Monitor was recognised in the Product Innovation category of the British Safety Industry Federation (BSiF) Awards.

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

Hosted by actor and comedian Hugh Dennis, the Awards highlight and reward contributions to improving health & safety in the UK.

Silica in the form of RCS is the biggest dust risk to construction workers after asbestos. It can debilitate and kill, and it is estimated that 600,000 workers are exposed to dangerous levels of RCS each year in the UK.

The Air XS Silica Monitor delivers real-time detection of RCS in airborne dust and is mobile enough to be moved to take readings in different locations.

Requiring no complicated set-up and only five minutes of maintenance a month, the Air XS is easy-to-use and provides accurate monitoring with minimal training.

The presence of RCS is measured by volume, with the Air XS able to distinguish RCS from other dust in the atmosphere.

In addition, the Air XS can track changing concentrations of RCS over time, letting workers know if the amount of it in their workspace is increasing as they work and when it has risen to dangerous levels.

Steve Holland, the Trolex Managing Director, says: “It was a huge privilege to receive the Award at such an important industry event and is testament to all the work that has gone into developing this innovative product.

“The Air XS Silica Monitor has the potential to save millions of lives. The development of this product signals an exciting period of growth and opportunity for the business and is set to have a huge impact on the industry.”

To learn more about the Air XS Silica Monitor, book a demonstration or to speak to a Trolex expert, email

SiG showed the Trolex Air XS at StonExpo/Marmomac in America in February (SiG is selling it in America as well as the UK and Europe), where it won the ‘Best of Technology 2022’ Award… read more