Regular LEV Tests by a competent person are a legal requirement of CoSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) regulations. Call 01952 290500 to book a comprehensive LEV Test with one of our P601 accredited LEV Engineers.
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According to the HSE’s Occupational Lung Disease in Great Britain 2017 report, 12,000 lung disease deaths each year are estimated to be linked to past exposures at work. This has led to increasingly stringent guidelines and statutory requirements for Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV).
HSE published the third edition of HSG258 ‘Controlling airborne contaminants at work: A guide to local exhaust ventilation (LEV)’ in 2017. This guide provides guidance on the design of new local exhaust ventilation (LEV) equipment. It describes the principles of deciding on, designing, commissioning and testing effective LEV.
CoSHH regulations require most LEV systems to be thoroughly tested at least once every 14 months. This applies to all oil mist, welding fume, smoke and dust extraction units that you currently have on site. This examination must be undertaken by a competent person and the tests and reports must conform to HSE standards. HSG258 provides the recommended procedures to achieve these statutory requirements.
Filtermist provides comprehensive LEV Testing for all makes and types of extraction equipment, working strictly in accordance with HSG258l guidelines. Filtermist LEV Tests include measuring the air flow speed (velocity) of the air being extracted at the source and in the ducting.
The results are compared with the requirements specified in the original system design and our expert analysis, based on 50 years’ experience in the manufacture and design of LEV systems, allows us to provide practical advice and recommendations.
Filtermist LEV reports include photos and/or schematic diagrams showing the Test Points, which are also clearly identified on the ducting, as required by the HSE. Follow this link for more details on our comprehensive LEV Test Reports.
LEV Testing is a legal requirement for compliance with health and safety standards and test reports often form part of a company's insurance. Inadequate testing can result in employers being prosecuted, insurance being invalidated and employees falling ill.
Air flow monitoring equipment and record keeping systems as specified in HSG258 can be supplied as part of Filtermist’s service and can also be purchased directly from Filtermist. Call 01952 290500 to order.
Filtermist has been trusted to take care of the LEV requirements of some of the world’s best-known manufacturing operations since 1969. Our dedicated LEV Engineers offer in-depth application knowledge of LEV systems and are qualified in excess of the standard LEV testing requirements.
Filtermist LEV Test Reports are comprised of five sections:
Supplementary to these sections is a one page system appraisal, workshop schematics, detailed measurement data and a full breakdown of the equipment used in the examination of the workplace.
This report can be used to form part of a company's insurance requirement and copies should be kept for a period of 10 years.
Replacing HSG37 and HSG54, describing the principles and good practice of deciding on, designing, commissioning and testing LEV.
Further information on CoSHH and Local Exhaust Ventilation can be found on the HSE website:
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