Read our article below - and understand the How, When and Why of LEV Testing
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Local Exhaust Ventilation Testing Across The UK:
1 UK wide service - we can provide LEV testing to a all corners of the UK
2 We can provide you with a routine LEV test every 14months or less, checked, safe and approved on a schedule to ensure your production facility remains compliant.
3 Regular LEV Tests by a competent person are a legal requirement of COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) regulations.
Choose Ultrimax to keep you compliant for LEV...remember the HSE can close down your facility immediately if you do not have an up to date LEV test. Call 01302 856 666 to book a comprehensive LEV Test with one of our P601 accredited LEV Engineers.
According to the HSE’s Occupational Lung Disease report for Great Britain 2017, 12,000 lung disease deaths each year are estimated to be linked to past exposures at work. This has led to understandably stringent guidelines and statutory requirements for Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) to prevent later life illnesses.
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. Take a read if you are considering implementing a new LEV system at your facility.
COSHH regulations require most LEV systems to be thoroughly tested at least once every 14 months, depending on usage some systems may require an earlier test than 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. The HSG258 document above provides the recommended procedures to achieve these statutory requirements.
Ultriamx can provide comprehensive LEV Testing for all makes and types of extraction equipment, working strictly in accordance with HSG258l guidelines. Our LEV Testing Kit 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 years’ experience in the manufacture and design of LEV systems, allows us to provide practical advice and recommendations.
Our 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.
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.
All LEV Test Reports Conducted by Ultrimax include the following information:
Don't settle for less - it may endanger the lives of your workforce and insurance!
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Buying or improving a spray and drying facility can be a complex decision for any company. Once it's up and running the last thing you need is it shutting down by the HSE! Check out the most asked questions about LEV to keep you compliant.