Any system that is designed to protect an operator requires an examination at least once in every 14 month period. To make this easy to plan, we recommend that these be conducted annually. This should cover any welding fume, smoke, or dust extraction systems. Our LEV testing examinations include an in-duct velocity and static pressure test, an assessment of each machines’ capture capability and a full written report for your records.
Since the HSE released a report on Occupational Lung Disease in Great Britain in 2017, there has been increased awareness of the importance of LEV testing, which led to stricter guidance and legislation. CoSHH regulations require that your LEV equipment must be tested at least once every 14 months to protect your workers and keep your staff safe.
The HSE published detailed LEV guidance in their third edition of HSG258 in 2017, which provides information on the design, commission and testing of LEV equipment to ensure safety. We at Extraction Solutions work in strict accordance with the HSE legislation and can provide reliable and qualified LEV testing services.
As well as LEV testing, we also provide practical recommendations to improve your extraction system so it better complies with regulations and is less likely to become a risk in the near future. We work to ensure the health and safety of your staff members.