Our COSHH Test engineers are fully qualified to BOHS P601 (Commissioning and Thorough Examination of LEV Systems). We ensure all surveys are carried out in accordance with the COSHH regulations 7 & 9, following Health & Safety guidance (HSG258). The Local Exhaust Ventilation test is designed to determine the efficiency and integrity of an extraction system. It requires the engineer to gain quantitative measurements by using airflow instruments and qualitative assessments with smoke tests and a dust lamp. Engineers analyse these results and use invaluable expertise to identify design flaws, defects and maintenance issues that might affect the performance of an LEV system following completion of LEV Testing.
Upon completion of an onsite COSHH Safety test a detailed report is produced that contains the findings of the survey and any comments and recommendations that are relevant, including remedial work required. LEV testing should be carried not less than once in a period of 14 months. Some systems require testing more frequently. Once the survey is complete and the test report issued you will be added to our database. A reminder will then be issued one month before the re-test date for you to plan the next examination.