LEV (Dust Extraction) Installation and Inspection for Schools and Colleges
Every year, in Great Britain alone, thousands of people die of lung disease or develop asthma because of airborne contaminants breathed at work. Workshops in schools and training establishments can also be high risk sites. If your institution undertakes work which produces dust, mist, fumes, gas or vapours, the health of your students and staff is at risk. LEV (dust extraction) is an excellent way of controlling airborne contaminants, so that workshop air remains clean and safe for all.
What is LEV (Dust Extraction)
LEV is an extract ventilation system that takes dusts, mists, gases, vapour or fumes out of the air so that they can’t be breathed in. Properly designed LEV will:
· Collect the air that contains the contaminants.
· Make sure they are contained and taken away from people.
· Clean the air (if necessary) and get rid of the contaminants safely.
Why Install LEV (Dust Extraction)
Dust and fumes created by machinery in educational and training workshops is a serious hazard. You have a legal responsibility to ensure that exposure to airborne contaminants is minimised and well controlled. Effective LEV carries away airborne contaminants before they can be breathed in, protecting your students and staff.
How Often Should We Test LEV
Once LEV is installed, it is important to ensure it is maintained in efficient working order and continues to provide the necessary protection. You should schedule a yearly examination of your equipment and keep this record for at least 5 years. In addition, you should have information on the installed LEV system to confirm it provides adequate protection, which should be kept for the life of the equipment.
Installing LEV is often a complex task and mistakes can be costly. It’s important that the people you choose to take care of your LEV requirements have the right knowledge, skills and experience to do the job properly.
Here at Tilgear, we design, service, test and certify dust extraction (LEV) systems to ensure that they meet relevant COSHH requirements. We also provide LEV (Dust Extraction) Annual Inspection, through examination and report of LEV plant.
You can rest assured that you are in safe hands with the Tilgear team. Our technical engineers hold P601, P602 and P603 proficiency certificates in LEV design and testing from the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS).
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