Your LEV health & safety experts.
UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) COSSH Regulations 2002 stipulate your local exhaust ventilation (LEV) fume and dust extraction equipment must be thoroughly examined and tested at least every 14 months by a competent engineer to ensure the ongoing health and safety of employees.
Our expertly trained and independently P601 qualified engineers help customers meet their obligations when it comes to LEV service and testing.
Certified BOFA engineers use all the latest testing methods.
ProTECT service plan: designed to comply with COSHH regulations.
Our engineers can service all makes of LEV equipment.
Are you compliant?
Regulatory compliance requires regular inspection and maintenance of local exhaust ventilation (LEV) fume and dust extraction systems. Our BOHS P601 certified engineers use all the latest testing methods to ensure all your LEV systems are running safely, reliably and efficiently.
Our thorough examination checks the effectiveness of LEV systems and assesses air flow and pressure along with control compared to the original commissioning report. This will also highlight any remedial action needed should the test highlight a failure in any system area, because equipment cannot be used if faulty.
Our engineers test all makes of LEV fume and dust extraction equipment (not just BOFA) and produce a test report for each system. This will include any recommendations along with a filter condition and replacement record. A certificate of compliance will also be issued for each LEV system. In line with regulatory requirements, all test data will be stored by BOFA for five years.
Frequently asked questions on LEV Testing
How do LEV systems work?
Potentially harmful fumes are captured at source and passed through a series of filters which remove hazardous particulate and gases before recirculating the cleaned air back into the workplace.
What are my responsibilities?
Employers are responsible for maintaining LEV systems (dust or fume extraction) to ensure they are kept in effective working order and good repair. They must also ensure the equipment has been suitably installed.
How do I comply?
In order to be compliant, a thorough examination should be carried out as part of the installation process and at least once every 14 months thereafter. It is also the duty of the employer to keep a suitable record of the examination for a period of at least five years. This record should also include details of repairs carried out as a result of the examination and test.
P601 certified BOFA engineers will carry out a thorough examination and test of LEV systems to ensure optimal performance and legal compliance.
What is LEV?
Local exhaust ventilation (LEV) is a proven and cost effective means of removing airborne fume and dust hazards from the workplace to ensure operator safety and comfort.