Local Exhaust Ventilation Examination and Testing
Controlling Exposure through Rigorous Inspection and Testing
Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) is employed to control exposure to hazardous substances including fumes, dust and vapours. Once installed Regulation 9 of the COSHH regulations requires that Local Exhaust Ventilation systems be examined at least every 14 months. In some process such as blasting and non-ferrous metal grinding there is a requirement for more frequent testing.
Systems must be shown to be fit for purpose and to be effective in capturing contaminants which could otherwise pose a threat to employees health and well being. These responsibilities are defined under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, as amended (COSHH Regulations) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) publication HSG258 Controlling Airborne Contaminants at Work.
How we can help
Huw Wilkins Associates Limited has considerable experience with the examination and testing of Local Exhaust Ventilation systems and we understand the inherent problems with their use.
The specific services we offer are:
- Monitoring and Control
Huw Wilkins Associates Limited carries out the standard inspection and testing procedures required by HSE Guidance Note HSG 258 'Controlling airborne contaminants at work,' in order to determine the effectiveness of Local Exhaust Ventilation and to identify where remedial action is needed to ensure workers are adequately protected.
We can assist you to compile a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) describing how your Local Exhaust Ventilation system is designed to control exposure and how this can be achieved.