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LEV Testing Overview


Local Exhaust & Ventilation Testing

Airflow are able to survey and provide such written details, including flow diagrams and reports from which would form the base details for any further monitoring to comply with these regulations.

LEV test is a dedicated service supplied by Airflow to make sure your company complies with current Health & Safety legislation and COSHH regulations, which ensures that your site and workforce avoids potential health hazards and in turn maintains your system in good working order. This, in turn, will enable you to keep your running costs to a minimum.

There is a statutory requirement for your system to be tested at least once in every fourteen months and, in certain situations more frequently.

If your company has any issues regarding the control of fume, dust or waste that the HSE are investigating Airflow would welcome the opportunity to advise you and attend any meeting you may have with the HSE.

LEV (or LOCAL EXHAUST VENTILATION) describes systems that include extract ventilation preventing people in the workplace from inhaling substances, which may be hazardous to their health. Examples of such systems include dust extraction systems, weld fume systems, and vehicle exhaust systems, which are required to comply with COSHH regulations, and helps you keep your LEV systems operating to their design specifications.

Our LEV test service is undertaken by skilled and experienced engineers who are operational throughout the UK, and are experienced in all types of LEV installations. With each inspection you can expect an accurate service, and because our personnel operate within a reputable ventilation company, we are also able to assist in the design and build of new extraction systems.

Regulation 9:

Of the COSHH regulations requires that any control measure taken to comply with Regulation 7 must be maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair.

Also specifies that records shall be kept of the results of the tests including details of any repairs carried out as a result of the examinations and tests. These records have to be kept for a minimum of 5 years.