Our LEV testing engineers are P601 qualified. We can arrange regular annual inspections of your dust equipment independently or as part of a planned preventative maintenance contract to enable you to comply with Regulation 9 of COSHH.

Chapter 10 of HSG258 states that ‘every employer’s LEV system requires statutory thorough examination and testing by a competent person’. ‘The maximum time between tests is set down in COSHH and for most systems this is 14 months. In practice this is normally taken to mean annually.’ [Controlling airborne contaminants at work – A guide to local exhaust ventilation (LEV).]

What is LEV?

Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) refers to equipment that extracts air from a processing environment controlling operators exposure to potentially harmful dust, fumes and vapours.

Why do I need LEV testing?

As set out in the Health Safety at Work Act 1974, it is a legal requirement for LEV systems to be checked by a competent person at least every 14 months to ensure it is operating correctly.

What does LEV testing involve?

Using state of the art testing equipment, our P601 qualified inspection engineers will make a thorough examination of flow rates and technical performance. On completion an LEV report will be submitted detailing your systems performance, highlighting any areas that do not comply.

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