Effective LEV or dust/fume extraction can carry away airborne contaminants before they can be breathed in.
Health and safety law says you must assess the risks to your workers from hazardous substances – dusts, fumes, vapours, etc. - and decide what measures to use to protect their health.
If the measures you adopt include extraction systems (LEV) to remove the dusts, fumes, vapours etc. produced by your work processes or activities, then you must maintain the LEV in efficient working order so it continues to provide the necessary protection. You should also have a periodic thorough examination and test (at least every 14 months) and must keep this record for at least 5 years. In addition, you should have information on the installed LEV system to confirm it provides adequate protection, which should be kept for the life of the equipment.
WHAT IS LEV?
M & L Services are specialists in providing comprehensive Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) testing services to all businesses who use LEV to control fumes, dust or airborne contamination. The regular testing and servicing of your equipment ensures your employees are working efficiently in a safe environment. For more information on our testing, contact us or click here.