inspection & Testing

Local Exhaust Ventilation systems designed to control exposure to hazardous substances require regular examination and testing.


Regular inspections and testing of LEV systems are vital for more than just compliance with health and safety regulations. They are key to identifying potential system inefficiencies or failures early on, ensuring that the systems continue to protect workers effectively.

The examination and testing of Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) systems should only be conducted by professionals with HSE recognised qualifications in line with HSG258, the thorough examination and testing (TExT) process is vital for certifying the operational effectiveness and compliance of LEV systems with health and safety standards.

ActionsActions and advice

Under COSHH regulations and HSG258 guidance, LEV systems 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. For processes with higher exposure risks, such as shot blasting, the need for more frequent testing becomes crucial.

HelpHow can we help?

Our consultants are here to help, we can carry out LEV testing inspections and provide guidance on the suitability and effectiveness of your LEV systems

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


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Compliance Testing of Local Exhaust Ventilation Systems & Design Considerations
Compliance Testing of Local Exhaust Ventilation Systems & Design Considerations


Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) systems are crucial in industries where airborne contaminants pose a risk to worker health. These systems, designed to capture and remove hazardous substances before they can be inhaled, require meticulous attention to ensure they function correctly. This guide not only underscores the importance of LEV system inspections as per the UK's HSG258 guidelines but also provides a closer look at maintaining these systems for optimal performance.

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