Under the current Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH), LEV systems require testing at least every fourteen months. These standards and enforceable in law and requires employers either to prevent exposure of employees to hazardous substances or, where this is not practical, adequately control that exposure.
COSHH testing adheres close to Regulation 9 of COSSH and HSG258, the guidance which establishes which controls are sufficient and adequate. The aim of the testing programme is to ensure that LEV systems adhere to this guidance, are in efficient working order, good repair and a satisfactory state of cleanliness.
Our engineers are qualified testers – and SSF can also fit and install replacement units efficiently and cost-effectively, should our tests reveal issues (though we hope they won’t!).
Like any other system, LEV units can degrade over time. As specialists in dust and fume control systems we recommend that your LEV systems are maintained regularly and tested to ensure they continue to protect your workforce and do not become inefficient. This sort of maintenance is the best way to avoid more costly difficulties further down the line.
COSHH LEV Testing
We’re comprehensive, but clear: our test engineers are all BOHS P601 qualified, but speak your language.
We make clear, practical recommendations: we give you the information you need to make the best decision.
We know these systems: we commission them, so can provide the data necessary to benchmark future testing.
LEV standards are currently regulated by the The Health & Safety Executive (HSE). The HSE is an independent regulator with the aim of reducing work-related death and serious injury, and enforce the standards which can achieve that.