LEAD Action News

LEAD Action News vol 7 no 2, 1999, ISSN 1324-6011
Incorporating Lead Aware Times ( ISSN 1440-4966) and Lead Advisory Service News ( ISSN 1440-0561)
The journal of The LEAD (Lead Education and Abatement Design) Group Inc.

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Tribute to Vacuum Designer

By Elizabeth O'Brien, Coordinator, The LEAD Group Inc.,
Manager, Lead Advisory Service (LAS)

It is with much sadness that I heard the news that Arnold Plooy of Safe-T-Vac recently fell from a roof and is now a paraplegic. Arnold is the founder and vacuum cleaner designer and builder who has provided the most support for The LEAD Group for over half a decade in The LEAD Group's campaigns to have, firstly, paint removal contractors and then, ceiling dust removal contractors use HEPA filtered vacuum equipment. He organised for Safe-T-Vac to become the first and until recently the only company in NSW from which the householder could hire an industrial HEPA vacuum cleaner for use in cleaning up lead paint dust after renovations. Arnold has the creative genius and practical understanding to be able to custom design and build anything from back pack vacs to truck mounted vacuum extraction units to the contractor's requirements, and he has done so on many occasions, thus making an incredible contribution to improved air quality for both workers and residents. Thankfully, Safe-T-Vac is still going strong as Arnold continues to work from hospital on design and has engineers still building his fantastic cleaning machines.

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