Local Exhaust Ventilation
Regular inspection of Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) systems is required to meet statutory regulations and ensure the effectiveness of equipment.
Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) is required in many industries to carry away airborne contaminants before they can be breathed in. These contaminants can include dust (including flour dust in bakeries), mist (for example paint mist from spraying), fume (e.g. welding), gas or vapour. Every year, thousands of people in Great Britain die of lung disease or get asthma because of airborne contaminants they have breathed in at work.
For LEV to work effectively, it must be the right type, properly installed, used and maintained. This includes regular testing, with a maximum time of 14 months set down in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, COSHH.
However, if wear and tear on the LEV system is liable to mean that the system effectiveness will degrade between tests, then thorough examinations and tests should be more frequent.
With an expert team of inspection engineers operating nationwide, Bureau Veritas can deliver complete peace of mind over the safety and performance of your LEV system(s).