Local Exhaust Ventilation
LEV Compliance in Accordance with HSG 258
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations require all Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) to be inspected by a competent person at least every 14 months.
Within industry and rail depots, Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) systems are a common engineering solution used to minimise the amount of harmful substances staff are exposed to and released into the workplace.
LEV systems are predominantly used to protect the workforce at the source of the contaminant. The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 require that all control systems, including LEV, are tested by a competent person and inspected at least once every 14 months or more frequently for some installations.
As the employer It is your responsibility to conduct regular inspection of LEV systems to check for blockages, leaks, damage etc. which will reduce the efficiency of the system. Periodical a thorough and comprehensive inspection of the system is required to determine the effective operation of the system in accordance with specified parameters.
Our trained, knowledgeable, experienced and competent inspectors use the compressive guidance (HSG 258) provided by the HSE in conjunction with a technical assessments to measure the systems performance and objectively evaluate the level of control provided.
The reports from our inspection provide detailed, practical recommendations as required by HSG 258 to comply with the regulations