local exhaust ventilation

Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) Testing

Thousands of British workers contract occupational asthma and other lung diseases each year due to breathing in dust, fumes or other airborne contaminants at work, often because control measures are not fit for purpose or utilised properly by employees.

LEV control systems aim to remove air pollutants before they enter the workplace, ensuring employee exposure is at a level that is considered as low as is reasonably practicable. It is an employers’ responsibility to ensure the thorough testing and examination of LEV systems according to Regulation 9 of the COSHH Regulations and is a legal requirement to be undertaken every 14  months.

A eeuk Occupational Hygiene Specialist will carry out a thorough examination and test of your LEV equipment consisting of 3 stages:

Stage 1 A visual inspection to verify the LEV is in efficient working order, in good repair and in a clean condition.

Stage 2 A thorough examination and test of technical performance to check conformity  with commissioning and the main requirements of the HSE Guidance Document:  Controlling Airborne Contaminants at Work Guide (HSG258).

Stage 3 Assessment to ensure the system is fit for purpose and providing the necessary control.

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