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Fume Cupboard LEV Testing – Dust and Fume Extraction

What is LEV?

Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) is a way of controlling and reducing the exposure of workers to dust, fumes and vapour which could be hazardous to their health. For example, a manufacturing process or laboratory may have fume cupboards ventilated enclosures or localised extraction hoods connected with ductwork to a fan and maybe filter which transports contaminated air away from the workers before discharging it into the atmosphere.

Why do I need LEV testing?

It is a legal requirement, as set out in the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, for any employer to maintain working conditions for employees. Any employer that uses LEV techniques in the workplace must have equipment examined and tested every 14 months to ensure it is working effectively and safely.

What does LEV testing involve?

Using our years of expertise and experience, we will undertake a thorough examination of equipment including hoods, filters and ducts, measure the technical performance using state-of-the-art equipment and assess the effectiveness of the LEV system. We will make recommendations and can even order parts for any repair work. All work is carried out according to strict regulations which govern LEV testing.

What regulations exist for LEV testing?

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) set out guidelines for LEV testing in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH). In addition to HSE guidance (HSG258) HTS pays close attention to both sets of regulations for any examination, maintenance or repair work we undertake.

Why should I choose HTS?

We have specialised in Fume Extraction LEV testing, maintenance and repair for over 30 years and work within many different facilities ranging from Nuclear power stations, pharmaceutical establishments, and motor industry through to Schools Hospitals and universities. We are available at short notice and can work anywhere in the United Kingdom .Our personal yet professional approach is favoured by many of our clients, from blue-chip national companies to small start-ups.