Local Exhaust Ventilation Assessment (LEV)
LEV is the engineering means of reducing levels of airborne hazardous substances in the workplace atmosphere. Its aim is to reduce the contaminant at source by collection, and to convey the contaminant to a point where it is either removed from the system or discharged to the atmosphere.
The COSHH Regulations 2005
The Control of Substances Hazardous To Health Regulations (COSHH) requires by law that where engineering controls are provided, the employer shall ensure that thorough examinations and tests of these engineering controls are carried out; this is generally at least once every fourteen months unless otherwise specified. The examination should be sufficient to ensure that LEV can continue to perform as intended.
Cirrus Environmental Solutions Ltd is able to assist our clients in complying with the requirement of statutory periodic examination and testing by undertaking thorough assessment of LEV,
1. Visual inspection of the system in order to determine physical condition
2. Measurement of flow rates, air velocities and pressure to determine the dynamic performance of the system
3. Provision of an accurate assessment of the level of control exercised over airborne contaminants
4. Observation of operators and working procedures to ensure that they are using control measures correctly
5. Smoke tests and determination of spray booth clearance times
We can evaluate the overall level of control of contaminants in the workplace by comparing our findings to published minimum standards criteria (HSE) and commissioning data if available.
In addition to the above services, Cirrus Environmental Solutions Ltd are able to conduct full appraisals and commissioning of newly installed LEV.
Our interpretive reports not only discuss our findings from inspection and testing, but give full recommendations on remedial actions where required. Should we encounter any loss of control on site, we are confident that we can offer a sensible and practical solution, every time.