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Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) Testing

A properly maintained LEV system helps to protect workers health by ensuring the safe removal of airborne contaminants such as dust, mist, gas, vapour or fumes from the workplace.

  • Assessment

  • Measurement

  • Examination

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CosHH regulations require most Local Exhaust Ventilation systems to be thoroughly tested at least once every 14 months and must be carried out by a qualified engineer. Grinding extraction and shot blasting units will require to be tested at a shorter period than 14 months.  

Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) System P604 Accreditation & Testing


Our BOHS P604 qualified in-house engineers have accreditation in fully commissioning or re-commissioning an LEV system, ensuring it has been designed properly and can effectively control airborne contaminants in the workplace. 
As a further benefit, Beam offer an LEV Test combined with an equipment service which is more practical and cost-saving. 

We help businesses of all sizes comply with regulations by meeting their testing requirement needs, irrespective of theLocal-Exhaust-Ventilation-LEV-testing existing system design and manufacture. 

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What to expect from a Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) Test from BEAM: 

A site visit is normally carried out to benchmark the extract performance and provide recommendations for a suitable extract system and the commissioning and operation of the workplace environment.

To meet legal requirements, Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) testing consists of: 

  • Survey of LEV components 
  • Quantitative assessment of LEV performance  
  • ​Qualitative assessment of LEV performance 
  • Establishment of baseline parameters (commissioning) 
  • ​LEV Design review 
  • Assessment of level of control provided 
  • ​Remedial actions for improvement and HSG258 compliance 
  • HSG258 compliant commissioning report document including best practice, cost effective recommendations 

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    To arrange an LEV Test/ Survey for your business, get in touch now.  




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