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C.O.S.H.H Testing

All our C.O.S.H.H LEV tests provide an extensive report that fully complies with HSE COSHH regulations.

What is C.O.S.H.H LEV?

Regulation 7 of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health {C.O.S.H.H} Regulations 2002, requires that the exposure of employees to substances hazardous to health be either prevented or, where it is not reasonably practicable, adequately controlled {HSE EH40}.

These state the minimum requirements for improving the health and safety protection of workers potentially at risk from explosive atmospheres.

Regulation 9 of COSHH requires that any control measure taken to comply with regulation 7 must be maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair.

LEV {local exhaust ventilation} systems should be tested at least every 14 months, subject to minimum frequencies for LEV systems used in conjunction with processes listed in Schedule 4 to regulations 9 {2} {a}.

Regulations also specify that records shall be kept of the results of the tests including details of any repairs carried out as a result of the examinations and tests. These records have to be kept for at least five years.

The thorough examination and test represents a regular audit of the performance of the systems and comprises:

  1. A visual inspection of the plant.
  2. An assessment of its ability to perform the task assigned to it.
  3. A measurement of performance against its design. Where it's design is unknown, against an acceptable parameter decided by a competent person.