When possible, use eco-friendly and biodegradable waxes and products.
- Make sure that the waxing facility is well ventilated.
- Always use a mask with the recommended filter (minimum A1P3) when applying and brushing wax products. Don’t forget that particles can be retained in the air for quite a while.
- Make sure your mask is properly adjusted, and, as a minimum, replace the filter at the start of each season. Always follow the manufacturer’s cleaning recommendations.
- Wear suitable gloves when handling ski cleaner and other liquid products.
- Do not heat the waxing iron to a temperature higher than necessary, and make sure to wipe the iron clean after application. The particle concentration rises as the difference increases between the melting point and waxing iron temperature.
- Do not use heating guns and gas burners in the waxing facility. Using these tools in the presence of airborne particles that contain fluorine risks generating toxic fumes.
- Smoking is prohibited in the waxing facility. Smoking and airborne particles is an extremely hazardous mix.
- Do not eat or drink in the waxing facility.
- Make sure to collect any waxing residue and dispose of it in the appropriate contain.
- Wash your hands once you have finished waxing the skis.
For more tips on waxing and application see Wax Resources