LOCAL EXHAUST VENTILATION PLANT (LEV)
A Dust Extraction System, or ‘Local Exhaust Ventilation’, which is installed in any place of work to control dust and fumes or other harmful substances, requires a thorough examination and test at regular intervals to ensure the contaminant is captured as close as possible to the point of emission.
The legal requirement for examination is contained in The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations. The maximum period between examinations may vary depending on the substance controlled but, as a general rule, examinations should be carried out at least once every fourteen months.
We believe that those carrying out the inspections should be independent. We do not supply install or maintain systems, which eliminates any possible conflict of interest.
Plant Inspection Services will always be open and honest with our recommendations for alterations or improvements to your system.
We will never make a recommendation not supported by current guidance.
With the HSE estimating that 12,000 workers are dying from work related lung disease each year, it is essential that local exhaust ventilation and dust extraction systems are functioning correctly and fit for purpose.
- Contaminant control failings
- Maintenance issues
- Damage to systems
- Practical advice on improvements
Our aim will always be to give practical and cost effective advice and guidance to customers to complement their COSHH assessments, not excessive tables of static pressure readings.