Why do I need Drake Lapthorn?
The purpose of a Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) system is to prevent or control the emission of hazardous substances to the atmosphere as close as possible to the point of source. They are governed by the Control of Substance Hazardous to Health (CoSHH) Regulations 2005, regulation 7. The regulation explains that, where is it not reasonable practicable to prevent exposure, the employer must comply with their duty to control hazardous substances by applying protection measures. Those measures include the provision of adequate ventilation i.e. local exhaust ventilation (LEV).
Going further still, CoSHH Regulation 9 invokes a statutory requirement for all LEV systems to be routinely examined, at least every 14 months. This must be conducted by someone who is competent to undertake the examination and test.
If you want to outsource your LEV examinations or wish to complete them for the first time contact Drake Lapthorn now for an informal discussion on how we can help.
What you get from Drake Lapthorn?
We work, as trusted advisors, with Company Owners, Directors and Health and Safety Advisors to provide:
- Initial Statutory Examination and Test as required by CoSHH
- 6 monthly or 14 monthly routine assessments (as required) in accordance with HSG 258 and system appropriate documentation
- A system report detailing all the findings of the examinations and test
- Recommendations that should be implemented to ensure satisfactory performance of the system and control of hazardous substances
ADDITIONAL SUB-SERVICES: LEV Log books, LEV Training