Local Exhaust Ventilation Testing
“Control of personal exposure in the workplace is achieved by LEV Testing”
Local Exhaust Ventilation is an engineering control system designed to reduce exposure to airborne contaminants in the workplace. Every year thousands of people in the UK die of lung disease or get asthma from exposure to airborne contaminants at work.In the United Kingdom, companies have a legal duty to comply with the requirements for testing Local Exhaust Ventilation set out in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (as amended).
Regulation 9 of the COSHH Regulations 2002 (as amended) requires a through testing and examination of LEV at least once in every period of 14 months.Cottam Parkinson Consulting offer thorough examination and testing of these systems which includes measurements of face velocity, transport velocity, static pressure, volumetric flow rate and temperature. As fully trained occupational hygienists, we look for any deficiencies in the LEV and try to offer solutions and recommendations to improve the system and control exposure.