LEV Compliance Testing

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

It is the employer that is legally responsible to access the level of exposure and to ensure that methods of control are enforced to safe, acceptable limits.

COSHH regulations stipulate that it is the employers that are responsible for a safe working environment for their employees. This can be enforced with a mechanical extraction system – Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV).

HSE and COSHH specify that the LEV system must be tested at least once every 14 months (sometimes more frequently) by a competent person (other than the person that is responsible for the maintenance of the equipment).

Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) testing

Local Exhaust Ventilation Systems refer to a mechanical extract system which capture, control, contain and remove hazardous substances.

Appliances include;

  • Fume cupboards
  • Shale shakers
  • Welding Extracts
  • Mud Mix Hopper
  • Mixing Tables
  • Mud Tanks

Poor maintenance of LEV systems may result in failure to control the level of hazardous gases, fumes, vapours and dusts. Resulting dangerous levels of exposed hazardous materials to employees therefore breeching HSE and COSHH regulations.

Tradewinds can help maintain your LEV systems

Tradewinds LEV testing services help our clients meet all the COSHH and HSE regulations relating to LEV systems. We ensure that our clients’ employees are not at risk to hazardous substances.