LEV Testing

LEV Testing

LEV Inspections:

Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) systems are essential for controlling exposure to airborne contaminants in the workplace, and their regular testing is a legal requirement in the UK.

Understanding LEV Testing:

LEV systems play a pivotal role in safeguarding workers from harmful dust, fumes, and vapors. By capturing contaminants at source, LEV systems help to maintain clean air in the working environment and to help prevent occupational diseases.

Regulations and Legal Requirements:

In the UK, the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations mandate the thorough examination of testing LEV systems. According to the HSE guidance HSG258 employers are legally required to ensure that LEV equipment is tested by a competent person at least every 14 months. This is crucial to verify that the systems are functioning correctly and providing the necessary protection.

The Importance of Compliance:

Failure to comply with these regulations can result in significant legal consequences, including fines and prosecution. This could have a further knock-on effect to a business’s reputation. More importantly, it can lead to increased health risks for employees, potentially resulting in serious long-term conditions.


According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), around 12,000 workers in the UK die each year from past exposure to airborne contaminants at work. Regular LEV testing is a critical measure in reducing these risks and ensuring a safe workplace.

Our Approach to LEV Testing:

Our qualified BOHS P601 certified engineers employ state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to deliver accurate LEV testing across all extraction system types. Our service includes:

  • Visual inspection of system components like filters, ducts, and hoods.
  • Measurement of airflow, pressure, velocity, and capture efficiency.
  • Comparison of results with design specifications and legal standards.
  • Comprehensive reporting with actionable recommendations.
  • Certification of compliance or non-compliance.

Why Choose Arion:

With over 100 years of experience in Health & Safety services, we are a reputable company with a track record of excellence. Our clients value us for our:

  • Quality: Adherence to industry standards and best practices.
  • Experience: Extensive knowledge in LEV testing and air quality assessment.
  • Flexibility: Nationwide service tailored to your schedule and budget.
  • Customer Service: A friendly, responsive team dedicated to your needs.

Interested in our LEV testing services or seeking more information? Contact us for a free quote or for any queries. We’re eager to assist and ensure your workplace remains a safe, compliant environment. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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