What is LEV?
A dust or fume system is classed as Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) if it is used to control or capture airborne releases on, at, or close to the point of emission and then convey them back to a point where they can safely be collected or released. A simple guide to buying and using LEV from the HSE can be found by clicking this link “clearing the air”.
Under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) legislation Regulation 7, it is a requirement that exposure of employees to substances hazardous to health be prevented or, if this is not practicable, they should be adequately controlled.
Regulation 9 requires that any control measure taken to comply with regulation 7 must be maintained in an efficient state and working order, be in good repair, and be in a clean condition.
Regulation 9 also states that the employer must ensure thorough examination and testing are carried out every 14 months for LEV plant.
What We Can Offer You
Our engineers are qualified to British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) P601 standard - Initial Appraisal and Thorough Examination & Testing of Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) Systems. Testing can be carried out around you to prevent any downtime in your work. Upon completion the engineer will provide you with a full written report. The report will include the following information:
- Initial Appraisal: Providing a base level of data to identify system deterioration in future tests.
- Operator Guidelines: Detailing a system of checks that can be carried out by us or a competent member of your team.
- Report Sheets: Containing all info on the system, results taken and any required remedial works or adaptations to help your system comply with current Regulations.
As well as the report we send you, we keep a copy on our records and we will contact you before your next test is due to arrange a convenient time to carry out your next test, and inform you of any changes to the COSHH Regulations that impact upon your business.contact us