An LEV test will involve a complete inspection and examination of the LEV equipment and will also look at the working practices that involve the use of an LEV system, Air flow measurements within the LEV system and hood capture velocities also the technical performance and an assessment of the working condition of the LEV system. All examinations will be carried to HSE regulations, and FSE will advise you of the recommendations needed should your LEV system not meet current regulations.

The Health and Safety at Work acts 1974 and regulation 9 of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health state that Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV’s) must be monitored and maintained to ensure it is in good working order including those that remove airborne dust and fumes.

LEV is a statutory requirement for your system to be tested at least once in every fourteen months and, in certain situations more frequently.