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Health & Safety Event 2022

8 - 10 April 2025
NEC, Birmingham

Exhibitor Products


24 Apr 2024

Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) Systems

Safety First Group Stand: 3/F56

Minimise damage from dust, vapour and fumes with LEV inspection & testing

The importance of LEV inspection & testing 

Many jobs across different industries involve work processes that create dust and fumes, which when breathed in can cause diseases, such as asthma, lung scarring and cancer. 

Employers are required by law to provide safe working environments and protect employee health, as outlined in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations and HSG258 Guide to LEV 

Local exhaust ventilation (LEV) systems, also known as extraction or fume control, are used by businesses to control dust and fumes. Over time, the performance of LEV systems can decline, due to wear and tear or blockage. This is why regular inspection and testing – every 14 months to comply with COSHH – is necessary ­to ensure the systems are operating effectively and hazardous substances are kept controlled. 

Safety First’s LEV inspection and testing 

Safety First carries out LEV inspection and testing in the workplace to help companies ensure that they are fully compliant with COSHH regulations. 

Our qualified occupational hygienists are experts in local exhaust ventilation systems. They will monitor and analyse system performance data, as well as perform qualitative evaluations on the control of potential contaminants. Measurements from the test results are compared with the original LEV specification and performance criteria outlined in HSG258. 

Safety First will produce reports and records that will assist your business in improving control measures, plus serve as evidence of your company’s compliance with COSHH regulations.

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