Local Exhaust Ventilation Testing

What is Local Exhaust Ventilation?

Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) systems are used to reduce exposure to airborne contaminants and hazardous substances in a workplaces by capturing and extracting the contaminant at the source of the emission these can include fumes, dust and vapours.

LEV systems must by law be checked every 14 months. 

Without the correct local exhaust ventilation inspections, the organisation responsible for the equipment would be in breach of COSHH regulations and could be putting workers are at risk of becoming ill or worst contracting lung diseases.

In 2016, a manufacturer was fined £800,000 after three workers developed debilitating lung conditions following exposure to working metal fluid mist. The HSE found prevention measures were ‘inadequate’ and failures in the provision of health surveillance, which would have identified the issue earlier.

How IOM can help:

IOM offers a complete local exhaust ventilation testing and inspection service including the observation of users of the systems to identify any interaction that may be detrimental to the employee's exposure. We also offer Competent Person Ventilation training to give maintenance engineers the particular skills and knowledge required to maintain ventilation systems.

How our experts can help:

  • A typical examination and testing procedure is carried out
  • Health surveillance
  • Collection of air samples to measure exposure to hazardous substances and assesses the effectiveness of the system as used in the workplace

For more advice, or to speak to an Occupational Hygienist complete the quick quote form below. 

EVENTS
10 June
2021

Exploring interventions for reducing SARS-CoV-2 in hospital environments

  • 10 June 2021
  • 10:00-13:00

IOM is proud to announce that Miranda Loh has been invited to speak at the 8th UK & Ireland Occupational and Environmental Exposure Science Meeting 2021 talk about exploring interventions for reducing SARS-CoV-2 in hospital environments. This is particularly relevant to public health researchers as we’ll be sharing a new tool that we have developed.

To attend the event, please register by sending your name, position, institution, email address, Zoom name and, optionally, your professional twitter or other social media account names to ruohan.wu@student.manchester.ac.uk before 8th June 2021.

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