What is an LEV system?

A Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) system is used to remove airborne hazardous substances from within a working environment.

Ducting Express are able to survey and provide such written details, including flow diagrams and reports from which would form the base details for any further monitoring to comply with these regulations.

LEV testing is a dedicated service supplied by Ducting Express to ensure sure your company complies with current Health & Safety

legislation and COSHH regulations, which ensures that your site and workforce avoids potential health hazards and in turn maintains your system in good working order. This, in turn, will enable you to keep your running costs to a minimum.

Why do you need LEV testing?

The Health and Safety at Work acts 1974 and regulation 9 of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health state that Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEVís) must be monitored and maintained to ensure it is in good working order including those that remove airborne dust and fumes.

There is a statutory requirement for your system to be tested at least once in every fourteen months and, in certain situations more frequently.

What is involved in a LEV test?

An LEV test will involve a complete inspection and examination of the LEV equipment and will also look at the working practices that involve the use of an LEV system, Air flow measurements within the LEV system and hood capture velocities also the technical performance and an assessment of the working condition of the LEV system. All examinations will be carried to HSE regulations, and Ducting Express Services will advise you of the recommendations needed should your LEV system not meet current regulations.

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