Specialist Spray and Filter
Address: Unit 1 Herald Business Park, Golden Acres Lane, Binley Industrial Estate, Coventry, CV3 2SY

What is Local Ventilation Exhaust?

Local Exhaust Ventilation [LEV] is a key workplace fume and dust extraction option in the industrial environment. Without LEV, the air of your workplace can become polluted with a range of particles and substances, including dusts, fumes and other contaminants.

LEV can help remove these substances from the air, thus prevented occupational diseases and improving the health and even productivity of your workers. It also improves your company’s environmental footprint. Like any other system, LEV units can degrade over time. As specialists in dust and fume control systems we recommend that your LEV systems are maintained regularly and tested to ensure they continue to protect your workforce and do not become inefficient. This sort of maintenance is the best way to avoid more costly difficulties further down the line.

SSF offer a full range of servicing and maintenance solutions to suit your requirements:

  • An initial appraisal of your LEV system(s) is recommended to assess their current status.
  • We also suggest a regular maintenance programme, and can arrange a full service schedule – including frequent inspections by our qualified engineers.
  • An annual, thorough inspection and testing should be carried out by competent engineers.
  • Our long experience of providing and undertaking maintenance and testing contracts mean we’re efficient and knowledgeable experts: whether you require ongoing support or a one-off test, we can customise a package that fits your needs and systems exactly. Most important, we can make your workplace safe.
  • LEV standards are currently regulated by the The Health & Safety Executive (HSE). The HSE is an independent regulator with the aim of reducing work-related death and serious injury, and enforce the standards which can achieve that.


    Coshh Regulations

    Under the current Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH), LEV systems require testing at least every fourteen months. These standards and enforceable in law and requires employers either to prevent exposure of employees to hazardous substances or, where this is not practical, adequately control that exposure. Our engineers are qualified testers – and SSF can also fit and install replacement units efficiently and cost-effectively, should our tests reveal issues (though we hope they won’t!).


    Coshh Lev testing

    COSHH testing adheres close to Regulation 9 of COSSH and HSG258, the guidance which establishes which controls are sufficient and adequate. The aim of the testing programme is to ensure that LEV systems adhere to this guidance, are in efficient working order, good repair and a satisfactory state of cleanliness.

    Like any other system, LEV units can degrade over time. As specialists in dust and fume control systems, we recommend that your LEV systems are maintained regularly and tested to ensure they continue to protect your workforce and do not become inefficient. This sort of maintenance is the best way to avoid more costly difficulties further down the line.

    An initial appraisal of your LEV system(s) is recommended to assess their current status. We also suggest a regular maintenance programme, and can arrange a full service schedule – including frequent inspections by our qualified engineers. An annual, thorough inspection and testing should be carried out by competent engineers. Our long experience of providing and undertaking maintenance and testing contracts mean we’re efficient and knowledgeable.


    Why choose us?

    • We’re comprehensive, but clear: our test engineers are all BOHS P601 qualified, but speak your language.
    • We make clear, practical recommendations: we give you the information you need to make the best decision.
    • We know these systems: we commission them, so can provide the data necessary to benchmark future testing.