Common LEV mistakes
The world of LEV can be a complex one, to say the least. This means that more often than not, mistakes are made. Here’s some common mistakes employers make when it comes to having a LEV system installed in their workplace.
Not having the correct LEV system installed
Many people have the perception that a LEV system is a ‘one size fits all’ solution. This is not true. LEV systems come in many different shapes and sizes, all dependant on the type of contaminant and what kind of workplace it will be installed in.
Not training the LEV users
You, as the employer, or the LEV owner, have a duty to ensure that controls in the workplace are adequate. This means that any employee in your workplace who uses the LEV system, must be appropriately trained to do so.
Not having your LEV system checked regularly
If you have a LEV system installed in your workplace, it is vital that you have it checked and tested regularly to ensure that it remains effective in its purpose.
By law, a LEV system must be checked once every 14 months.
Not having your LEV system checked and tested by a professional
Some people make the mistake of thinking that a LEV test can be carried out by anybody, even themselves. This is not the case. A test must always be carried out by a competent individual, namely a LEV engineer.
Failing to keep results on file for five years
The law states, that following a test of your LEV system, you must keep the results on your test on file for five years. This is to demonstrate that tests have been carried out in accordance with regulations and that maintenance is ongoing.
Overall, if you have your LEV system designed, built and installed by a professional, reliable and certified company, no mistakes will be made. Fully accredited companies will always do what is best for the client whilst ensuring they are working to strict guidelines and procedures.
If you would like to speak to one of our fully qualified engineers about a bespoke LEV project, then please call us on 01162 764 522 or email us on [email protected].