When maintained correctly, LEV systems can protect worker health by controlling exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace. However, many employers experience problems when local exhaust ventilation (LEV) systems are incorrectly installed or not maintained on a regular basis.
COSHH Regulation 9 speciﬁes that it is a legal requirement that an LEV system is examined and tested at least once every 14 months and test results must be kept for a minimum of ﬁve years.
AEC's team of occupational hygiene consultants can carry out a fully independent thorough examination and test of local exhaust ventilation (LEV) systems, in accordance with HSE guidance document HSG 258 'Controlling Airborne Contaminants at Work'.
All AEC consultants who undertake LEV assessments hold the BOHS P601 qualiﬁcation.
During an assessment a consultant will:
AEC can provide a competent and independent assessment of noise levels within the workplace utilising the latest monitoring equipment. On completion of the LEV assessment, a detailed report will be produced incorporating system details, measurement data, observations, and where appropriate recommendations, to ensure that the LEV system continues to safeguard your employees.