What Is LEV?
LEV is a system that:
LEV Testing (Compliance LEV)
Every employer who provides Local Exhaust Extraction equipment to control substances hazardous to health (or COSHH), such as fine dust, wood dust, fume etc., has a legal requirement to examine and test the equipment in order to comply with Regulation 9 of the COSHH Regulations.
The employer must ensure that LEV equipment is maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair.
A thorough examination should be carried out under the HSG 258 Guidance.
Each Employer must keep a suitable record of the examination for a period of at least 5 years. This record should also include details of repairs carried out as a result of the examination and test.