Cupboard Testing

Fume cupboards require regular examination and testing to ensure they are controlling contaminants.


The thorough examination and testing process is a critical aspect of maintaining the functionality and safety of laboratory fume cupboards. A thorough examination should be conducted by a professional and cover several critical aspects ranging from containment evaluation, functionality, interfering air currents and draughts.

Maintaining a minimum face velocity of 0.4 m/s with a maximum 20% variance across the face of the cupboard is essential for the effective containment of contaminants.

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Under COSHH regulations, HSG258 guidance and BS EN 14175, laboratory fume cupboards must be examined and tested at least every 14 months. Failure to comply not only risks legal and financial consequences but also endangers employee health.

HelpHow can we help?

Our consultants are here to help, we can carry out laboratory fume cupboard testing to BS EN 14175 at your facilities and provide advice on occupational hygiene and exposure control.

For further help call us on 0870 7019170 or email: sales@euroenvironmental.co.uk


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Guide to Fume Cupboard Testing and BS14175 Compliance for Laboratory Safety
Guide to Fume Cupboard Testing and BS14175 Compliance for Laboratory Safety


Ensuring a secure and controlled laboratory environment is paramount when handling hazardous substances. This blog provides a detailed exploration of the integrated significance of regular 14-month testing and compliance with UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regulations outlined in documents HSG258 and BS EN 14175 for laboratory fume cupboards.

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