COSHH LEV Inspections


COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) regulations require most LEV systems to be thoroughly tested at least once every 14 months.

These regulations apply to all oil mist, wood, welding fume, smoke and dust extraction units that you currently have on site. This examination must be undertaken by a competent person and the tests and reports must conform to HSE standards. HSG258 provides the recommended procedures to achieve these statutory requirements.

"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 systems should be examined and tested at least once every 14 months."

Western Air Ducts are able to assist our clients to meet their Testing needs, no matter how small or large, by providing a total testing solution to assist with effective compliance. This includes airflow gauges which are often "recommended" by the HSE and as a company Western Air Ducts can supply and fit them.

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COSHH LEV Testing by experts

As specialists in dust extraction and fume extraction systems we offer a COSHH LEV Testing and Maintenance Service in compliance with current legislation to ensure the extraction systems continue to provide safe working environments for the employees.

We recommend that the maintenance, examination and testing of the LEV systems needs to be planned in three stages:

  • Initial Appraisal.
  • Regular maintenance including frequent visual inspection – maybe daily, weekly or monthly.
  • Annual thorough examination and test.

All testing is costed on a job by job basis and we would need to discuss needs before submitting an accurate quote.


HSE Compliance

Our engineers are all fully and professionally accredited and our customers are comfortable in the knowledge that by employing our service to maintain their systems not only do they abide by all legal obligations but they also have peace of mind that the extraction system they use is being maintained in optimum condition.

Every employer who provides any LEV to meet the regulations shall ensure: “it is maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order, in good repair and in a clean condition” – Regulation 9 -1 COSHH.

Please call us on 01761 416700 for a personalised quote

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