Do I need to install a LEV system?
A Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) system offers a form of protection from these contaminants by transporting them away from the workers’ breathing zone. A LEV system works by capturing, and containing airborne contaminants such as dust, fumes, and vapours so that workers are not exposed to them.
Why are LEV systems needed?
As an employer, you have a duty of care to protect your employees from harmful contaminants in the workplace. This means providing the safest workplace conditions as reasonably practicable.
The Health and Safety at Work Act and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (C.O.S.H.H.) places a legal requirement on business owners to ensure that they take steps to control their employee’s exposure to harmful substances.
So, if you run a business that exposes your workers to harmful contaminants, then you must take the required steps to protect them. Although this doesn’t necessarily mean installing a LEV system, although a LEV system is undoubtedly an option.
Examples of LEV Systems
Typical examples of LEV Systems found in the workplace include:
- Flour dust extraction systems for factories and mills
- Vehicle exhaust extraction systems for garages and testing centres
- Furnace and fire extraction systems
- Chemical vapour extraction systems for labs and chemical manufacturing
- Welding fume extraction systems for manufacturing
- Solder fume extraction systems for factories
- Wood waste and dust extraction systems for timber manufacturing and woodworking
So, how do you know if you need a LEV system installed in your workplace?
The simple answer is as follows: If your work processes create harmful dusts, vapours and fumes that contaminate the air and are hazardous to the health of your employees, and other methods you have tried have previously failed, then you will need a LEV system installed in your workplace.
How can LEV Engineering help?
With extensive experience designing, manufacturing, installing, and testing LEV systems, we are best placed to provide a fully comprehensive solution that meets both your requirements and your budget.
When choosing LEV Engineering, you can be confident that:
- All of our systems are designed and manufactured to comply with the requirements of Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH).
- We design all of our systems in line with HSG 258. This means that they will meet the health and safety regulations for the workplace and remove the risks posed by airborne contaminants exposed to employees.
- All our professional installers are IPAF and PASMA trained and carry skill-specific CSCS cards.
To discover more information about our LEV systems, installation services, maintenance contracts and testing services, please contact us on 0116 2764522