LEV (Local exhaust ventilation) Inspection
We carry a host of engineering disciplines in-house and can also carry out LEV Inspection in accordance with regulation 9 of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH)
Our LEV Inspection service allows for the drafting of a schematic diagram of the system, with all component parts such as fans and abatement equipment clearly identified. Tabulated test readings showing capture and transport velocities of dust / fume, static pressure readings and whether they meet minimum recommended controls is included. This testing is required at least every 14 months – there are exceptions for particularly hazardous applications.
It should be noted that HSE are pretty strict at the moment with the monitoring of welding fume extraction systems.
LEV Inspection services in the UK involve the assessment, testing, and maintenance of these ventilation systems to ensure they are working effectively and complying with health and safety regulations. Some key aspects of LEV Inspection services in the UK:
- Regulatory Compliance: The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 in the UK require employers to control exposure to hazardous substances. LEV systems play a crucial role in achieving this compliance, and regular inspections are essential to ensure they meet legal requirements.
- Health and Safety: LEV inspections aim to safeguard the health and well-being of employees by reducing their exposure to harmful substances. This includes checking that the LEV system is capturing contaminants at the source and effectively removing them from the workplace.
- Thorough Examination and Testing: LEV Inspection services typically involve a thorough examination and testing of the LEV system, including its design, installation, and performance. This may include measuring airflow rates, checking filters, and assessing the condition of ducting and hoods.
- Maintenance and Repairs: If any issues or deficiencies are identified during the inspection, the service provider may recommend maintenance or repairs to ensure the LEV system functions optimally.
- Documentation: A crucial part of the inspection process is maintaining comprehensive records of inspections, tests, and any maintenance or repairs performed. This documentation serves as evidence of compliance and helps demonstrate that necessary steps have been taken to protect workers.