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What is COSHH LEV Testing and why do I need it

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) is a set of regulations in the UK that aim to protect employees and others from the harmful effects of exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace. These regulations require employers to assess and control the risks associated with the use, handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous substances. […]

Do I need to have a system to remove wood dust?

One of the significant hazards associated with woodworking is wood dust. Wood dust is a by-product of cutting and shaping wood, and it can pose health risks to those who inhale it. In this article, we’ll explore whether or not you need an extraction system to remove wood dust from your woodworking environment. What is […]

What is involved in a COSHH LEV Test

A Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) test is a critical procedure in ensuring the safety of workers and others who may be exposed to hazardous substances in the workplace. The test is carried out to ensure that LEV systems are operating correctly and effectively, and that they are adequately […]

What is the most dangerous types of dust?

Dust is a common by-product of many human activities, ranging from construction to manufacturing. While most of us may not think twice about dust, certain types of dust can pose serious health risks if inhaled regularly. In this article, we will explore some of the most dangerous types of dust and their potential health effects. […]

CECO Environmental & Western Air Ducts

Western Air Ducts are pleased to announce, effective June 22, 2022, Western Air Ducts (UK) Ltd. and the Inteliair® brand was acquired by CECO Environmental. We will be integrated into the company’s Industrial Air Solutions business segment. The combined product offering of CECO, Western Air Ducts (UK) Ltd. and Inteliair® will enable us to combine […]

LEV Testing Regulations

The Health and Safety at Work Act and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (C.O.S.H.H.) states that employers must assess the risks to their workers from hazardous substances – dusts, fumes, vapours, etc. – and decide what measures to use to protect their health. This means that if you work in certain industries that produce potentially harmful dust […]

Why is it important to remove welding fumes from a work environment?

The metal industry produces all sorts of contamination such as welding fumes, grinding dust and oil mist and typically, the smaller the welding particles, the more harmful they are to the human body. It is essential that employers create a healthy and safe working condition by reducing these risks to employees’ health and this is done […]

LEVLog®. Your COSHH LEV Testing Resource

LEV systems are designed to protect workers from hazardous dust and fumes. The law is that the employer must maintain LEV system performance and should also arrange a thorough examination and test at least every 14 months. To quote the HSE, “Regulation 9 of COSHH requires that any control measure taken to comply with regulation 7 must […]

What is dust and do I need a system to remove it?

Basically, dust is made up of small, airborne particles of matter which are found in the air and covering the surface of objects. There is a difference between dust and fumes. The main being that fumes are airborne whereas dusts need not be suspended in the air. Most particles are too small to be seen […]

Welding Fumes. Protecting Your Workforce

Recently, the International Agency for Research on Cancer has suggested that welding fume exposure including fume generated when welding Mild Steel can cause a range of cancers including kidney cancer. This means that ALL companies must protect their workers from the harmful welding fumes by minimising the potential exposure not only of employees but also […]

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