LEV Testing
& Installation

APS UK are experts in both LEV Testing and Installation, ensuring optimal ventilation compliance and system setup with UK regulations.

If your company has processes that produce dust, mist, fume, gas or vapour, there may be a risk to your staff and LEV testing should be considered.

Our Core Services and Expertise:

Thorough LEV Testing and Inspection: In accordance with the COSHH Regulations and HSE Guidance, we perform thorough examination and testing of local exhaust ventilation systems. Our service is designed to identify any potential risks and ensure your LEV systems are functioning optimally.

Tailored Solutions: We understand that each business has unique needs. Therefore, we offer a flexible approach and can tailor our service to suit your specific requirements. Whether you need a combined service and test or separate inspections, we’ve got you covered.

Key Statistics

A study by the CDC found that 24% of workers in the manufacturing sector were exposed to hazardous levels of airborne dust.

Exposure to dust and fumes in the workplace is responsible for an estimated 12,000 deaths in the UK each year.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) estimates that over 1.3 million workers in the UK are exposed to silica dust on the job.

Implementing a dust and fume extraction system can reduce the risk of respiratory diseases and save employers an average of £50,000 per year

60% of businesses reported that implementing dust and fume extraction had a positive impact on their bottom line.

Why Choose APS UK:

Expertise in Risk Control: Local Exhaust Ventilation is a crucial part of risk control in many businesses throughout the UK. Our expertise helps ensure your LEV systems are up to standard, reducing the potential risks posed by airborne contaminants.

Focus on Health and Safety: With alarming statistics revealing the impact of work-related hazards on health, we are committed to improving exposure controls and safeguarding the well-being of your workforce.

Compliance with Regulations: Our LEV testing and inspection service aligns with COSHH Regulation 9 (5th Edition, 2002) and HSE HSG258 (Controlling airborne contaminants at work; a guide to local exhaust ventilation) 2008, ensuring compliance with relevant guidelines.

Comprehensive Recommendations: Following our inspections, we provide full recommendations to address any identified issues and improve the performance of your LEV systems.

Partner with APS to prioritize the safety and well-being of your workforce. Our LEV testing and inspection service can help your business maintain a safe and healthy working environment. Contact us now to discuss your needs and explore how we can enhance your LEV systems for optimal performance.

Our Engineers are P601 and P602 qualified – a British Occupational Hygiene Society standard.

P601 Certificate Numbers: 070510/003; 180610/016. P602 Certificate Numbers 260410/006; 260410/005

Employers Responsibilities

All employers who provide engineering equipment to control substances hazardous to health have a legal requirement to examine and test this equipment in order to comply with Regulation 9.

The employer must ensure that LEV equipment is maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair. A thorough examination and test should be carried out at least once every 14 months including all oil mist, welding fume, smoke and dust extraction units that you currently have on site.

Other systems require much more frequent testing.

It is also the duty of the employer to 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.

Helpful Documents

A workers’ pocket guide to local exhaust ventilation


EH40/2005 Workplace exposure limits


Controlling airborne contaminants at work


Primary defence against inhalable hazards


What COSHH and the HSE say

Specialising in the design and supply of ducring systems (Materials Handling Systems) and Dust/Fume Extraction Systems in many varied industries, we are able to provide ductwork in diameters ranging from 80mm to 1000mm, manufactured from either galvanised or stainless steel.

COSHH Regulations require that in accordance with Regulation 7, the exposure of employees to substances hazardous to health be either prevented, or where that is not reasonably practical, adequately controlled. In accordance with Regulation 8 there is a duty on the employee to use LEV provided and to report any defects observed.

Regulation 9 requires that any control measure taken to comply with Regulation 7 must be maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair.

APS can provide comprehensive testing services to include a fully documented test certificate, drawings and a system logbook. This is normally supported by a site visit and a review of findings to determine the next steps for non-complying systems.

This stage is vital to avoid certificates being submitted and then leaving the client to deal with any repairs. Our aim is to identify what needs to be done and inform the client on how best to carry out the improvements. This is normally a staged process dependant on the severity and consequence of the failure.

Our inspection and report will include the following:

Conclusion on control effectiveness
Visual Appraisal of the LEV System
Final assessment of level of control
A summary action plan
Qualitative assessment of effectiveness

Measurements of airflows and comparisons with original commissioning data
Labelling of tested equipment showing pass/fail status
Detailed LEV user manual
Logbook with details of check and maintenance activities
LEV Commissioning Report

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