LEV and Fume Cupboard Testing
An LEV system is defined, if it is used to contain, control and capture airborne contaminates such as fumes, dust close to or at the point of emission, conveying them to safe point of extraction into the atmosphere. In order for an LEV system to be effective it should be designed, constructed and in good condition, used in the correct manor, inspected visually on a regular basis.
Our COSHH Test engineers are fully qualified installers, servicing and testers to BOHS P601 (Commissioning and Thorough Examination of LEV Systems). We ensure all surveys are carried out in accordance with the COSHH regulations 7 & 9, following Health & Safety guidance (HSG258). The Local Exhaust Ventilation test is designed to determine the efficiency and integrity of an extraction system. It requires the engineer to gain quantitative measurements by using airflow instruments and qualitative assessments with smoke tests and a dust lamp. Engineers analyze these results and use invaluable expertise to identify design flaws, defects and maintenance issues that might affect the performance of an LEV system following completion of LEV Testing.
Upon completion of an onsite COSHH Safety test a detailed report is produced that contains the findings of the survey and any comments and recommendations that are relevant, including remedial work required. LEV testing should be carried not less than once in a period of 14 months. Some systems require testing more frequently. Once the survey is complete and the test report issued you will be added to our database. A reminder will then be issued one month before the re-test date in order for you to plan the next examination.
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