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It is your responsibility as an employer to ensure the welfare of your employees.
What is Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) testing?
LEV Testing is the examination of Fume and Dust Extraction Systems in accordance with COSHH Regulation 9.
What is the legal requirement?
COSHH Regulation 9 states that every employer who provides any LEV to meet the Regulations shall ensure “it is maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order, in good repair and in a clean condition”. HSG258 stipulates the procedures for which this requirement should be undertaken.. The frequency of the tests should be annually but no more than 14 monthly and some processes are more frequent. It states that the examination and test should be carried out by a competent person or contractor.
Why is Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) testing important?
According to the Health and Safety Executive occupational lung disease accounts for 12,000 lung disease deaths each year are linked to contaminent exposure at work. LEV Systems are designed to prevent the workplace exposure and reduce risks to you and your staff. By complying with this legal requirement you are ensuring your equipment works correctly and you are protected from invalidating your insurance cover and potential litigation from employees.
What is included in a test?
Our test complies with all legal requirements which include checking the extraction system is in good working order, a review of its technical performance is undertaken and then a check of its control effectiveness to make sure your are protected. Our fully written report clearly states any defects or issues and we provide a quotation free of charge for any required works.