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LEV Testing is legally required to comply with UK health and safety standards. And LEV test reports are essential for any company’s insurance. As such, a failure to conduct adequate testing can lead to legal issues, invalid insurance, and employees’ ill health.
At Robinsons Facilities Services, we’re dedicated to helping businesses ensure the safety and well-being of their employees. That’s why our team of professionals provides comprehensive LEV testing and certification services. With our expertise and state-of-the-art equipment, we can help you maintain a safe and compliant workplace environment.
What is LEV Testing?
LEV (local exhaust ventilation) systems control and remove potentially harmful airborne contaminants from the workplace. These include dust, fumes, gases, and vapours. Historic exposure to harmful pollutants is linked to thousands of deaths.
As a result, regular testing and maintenance of these systems is essential to ensure they operate effectively and provide a safe working environment. LEV testing involves a series of assessments and measurements to evaluate the performance of your ventilation systems. It also serves to identify any issues that may need attention.
What does an LEV Examination Involve?
During the ventilation system evaluation, engineers will inspect and evaluate your local exhaust ventilation system against the commissioning report’s performance. When assessing, the LEV professional will also consider current industry standards and HSE guidelines. In addition, they will examine airflow and pressure measurements, contamination exposure control, and equipment.
According to the Health and Safety Executive, employers or duty holders should carry out an HSE LEV Compliance Assessment at least every 14 months. These regulations also underscore the importance of having a “competent” person perform LEV system verification. This means a certified professional like the Robinson’s Facilities Services team.
Why is LEV Testing Important?
First and foremost, conducting regular industrial ventilation inspections is a legal requirement in the UK. This is stipulated in the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations.
However, complying with UK law is not the only reason why LEV testing is crucial.
LEV testing is also critical in preventing workplace illnesses. In 2022, the HSE released a report titled ‘Occupational Lung Disease in Great Britain.’ This report revealed that 12,000 deaths from lung disease in the UK are linked to past exposure in the workplace. As a result of these findings, statutory requirements for LEV examinations have become increasingly strict.
In summary, employers have a legal duty to protect the health and safety of employees. This means conducting regular workplace air quality assessments.
Benefits of LEV Testing
As well as being a legal requirement to keep your business compliant, LEV testing has numerous benefits for the workplace.
✔ Worker safety: Protect your employees from exposure to hazardous airborne substances.
✔ Compliance: Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations and avoid potential fines and legal issues.
✔ Cost savings: Properly functioning local exhaust ventilation systems are more energy-efficient, saving you money on energy bills.
✔ Peace of mind: Gain confidence in the safety of your workplace and reduce liability.
Why Choose Our LEV Examination Services?
Why work with Robinsons Facilities Services?
- Experienced team: Our team of skilled and certified technicians has years of experience in LEV testing. They are trained to handle a wide range of ventilation systems across various industries.
- State-of-the-art equipment: We invest in cutting-edge testing equipment to provide accurate and reliable results in an LEV test. This ensures that your workplace complies with industry regulations and standards.
- Comprehensive testing: Our services include thorough inspections, air velocity measurements, capture hood tests, and more to assess the performance of your LEV systems.
- Compliance assurance: We help you meet and maintain compliance with local and national regulations, ensuring a safe environment for your employees.
Robinsons Facilities Services Work With All Industries
LEV systems are present in many different industries. If you have one in your commercial premises, you may need support to ensure that your system is safe and functioning correctly.
Don’t compromise on the safety and well-being of your workforce. Ensure your LEV systems are performing optimally by scheduling LEV testing as part of a planned preventative maintenance schedule, in line with COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) regulations.
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LEV Testing FAQs
The law states that business owners must maintain LEV system performance. LEV testing must take place every 14 months.
According to COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) regulations, LEV systems must be tested at least every 14 months. This includes oil mist, smoke and dust extraction units, and welding fumes you have on-site.
However, some applications may require more frequent testing. As such, it’s essential to contract a LEV testing professional to ensure you comply with regulations.
COSHH regulations state that LEV examinations must be carried out by a competent person. This means a LEV testing company like Robinsons FS.
It’s important to note that the tests and reports must comply with HSE standards, and the test report may be necessary for your business’s insurance requirements.
Prices for exhaust ventilation testing vary, depending on the area and the scope of the job. That said, LEV testing services typically start from around £250.
Professional LEV testers will always aim to minimise disruption to your business but some access restrictions around tested equipment are inevitable during the process.
If systems fail, our experts can provide advice and solutions for fixing issues so that systems can pass follow-up testing. Restrictions may be imposed on use meanwhile.