What is LEV?
Local Exhaust System (LEV), popularly called dust of fume extraction, is a way of controlling dangerous substances in the air that takes form of dust, mist or smoke. The system limits exposure to hazardous particles and prevents from developing occupational diseases thru workers.
Why do I need LEV testing?
For safety of any worker that might be exposed to air contaminated by dangerous substances. As well it is legal requirement to comply with regulation 9 of CoSHH 2002
§ Maintenance, Examination & Testing of Controls. All Local Exhaust Systems (LEV) should be thoroughly examined & tested at least once in a period 14 months by a competent person. This is to ensure that your system remains effective at control.
What does LEV testing involve?
Examination of equipment – dust hoods, filters and ducts
Measuring air flow, pressures, density of particles around workplace
Creating report and discussion of rest results
Conclusion and recommendations
What regulations exist for LEV testing?
HSG258 – Controlling airborne contaminants at work A guide to local exhaust ventilation (LEV) – http://www.hse.gov.uk/pUbns/priced/hsg258.pdf
OCM2- Local exhaust ventilation (LEV) –
Control of substances hazardous to health 2002 – http://www.hse.gov.uk/pUbns/priced/l5.pdf
BOHS – P601 – Thorough Examination & Test of LEV Systems.
Why should I choose LEV testing with Maxicam?
We combine years of work experience with LEV equipment. We install, use by ourselves and guide customers how to work with LEV in the safe and proficient way. We combine real-life experience with solid engineering background.
Useful links and resources: http://www.hse.gov.uk/lev/faqs.htm