Local exhaust ventilation (LEV) is a method of reducing workers’ exposure to potentially harmful substances generated by the work process. The release of the substances is controlled at, or close to the point of release reducing the potential for the substance to be released. A typical local exhaust ventilation system will extract air using a hood, partial enclosure or other opening and transport the contaminated air away from the workplace.
In the UK the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations, require that thorough examination and testing of local exhaust ventilation plant is carried out at least once 14 months by a competent person. Euro Environmental employee trained and qualified occupational hygienists who can undertake thorough examination and testing of LEV systems and hold the BOHS Certificate of Operational Competence in Occupational Hygiene.
The thorough examination and testing of a local exhaust ventilation (LEV) system in line with HSG 258 will involve three stages:
Following the site inspection a test report will be produced which will include measurement test data, schematic diagrams of the LEV systems, an assessment on the control effectiveness of the system and any recommendations for remedial requirements detailed in a prioritised action plan.
Euro Environmental staff will work with you and your organisation to ensure your LEV systems remain in compliance with the HSE law and provide you with advise on appropriate control strategies. To compliment this service and valid your current risk assessments we can provide workplace exposure testing of your activities so you can feel rest assured in choosing Euro Environmental that your organisation will be protected from the risk of workplace exposure giving you the client 'Peace of Mind'.
For more information on Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) inspection and testing or if you simply require a competitive quote please call us on 0870 7019170 or complete our online contact form and a member of our team will respond to your query promptly.