LSiinternational Europe
You are here: Home > The 24 Seven Group Companies > Clean Air 24 Seven > Clean Air 24 Seven Services > Exhaust Ventilation System Cleaning
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - 24 Seven Group Cater Clean Division are looking to recruit !  If you hold a driving li...
SALES POSITION - We have a vacancy for a part time sales development manager within our Saffron Walden office. ...
RECRUITMENT OPPORTUNITY - 24 Seven Group have an opening within their Safron Walden Office for a Business Account Ma...
KEEPING YOUR INSURANCE VALID - Building and Business insurance in these economic times can be a costly affair. The ...

Exhaust Ventilation System Cleaning

What is a Local Exhaust Ventilation?

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) report that, staff and visitors contract occupational asthma and other lung related illnesses from breathing in dust, fumes and other airborne contaminants at their place of work. (LEV) local exhaust ventilation systems use extract ventilation to prevent, or reduce the level of airborne and contaminated substances. It removes harmful pollutants out of the air from a process or operation that would be harmful to operatives' health. It consists of an extract hood; slot, booth or cabinet placed around or close to the point of release of the potentially harmful substance. Typically it is connected by ducting via an extract fan to exit to atmosphere or returned elsewhere in the workplace having first been cleaned to make it safe for release.

Why test and maintain an LEV

The HSE is mandated by the Government to reduce the incidence of work related respiratory disease and to achieve this by promoting better understanding and enforcement of COSHH Regulations relating to airborne particulates. They require that where, as a result of industrial and commercial operations, substances are produced which could be harmful to health by inhalation or contact they must be either contained or safely disposed of by a Local Exhaust Ventilation system. The Regulations contain statutory requirements for the undertaking of formal examination and testing of LEV systems. Now premises which use LEV's to control exposure are subject to inspection by HSE Inspectors to ensure the systems are properly designed and installed and subjected to thorough annual inspection by the premises owners or managers (more frequently for high hazard processes) to ensure they are operating to maximum efficiency. They should be given a visual check at least once a week. Failure to ensure compliance will result in enforcement notices being issued.

How do we inspect an LEV

Clean Air 24Seven will carry out a thorough inspection of all parts of the LEV installation and report on its performance and effectiveness. Where necessary, and with your agreement, we will carry out remedial work to restore the system to 100% extract effectiveness.

LEV Regulations

Some LEVs extract inflammable materials, for example from woodworking operations, these can accumulate in the extract ducting and will constitute a potential fire hazard to employees. Ensuring the safety of building occupants is a primary requirement of the Fire Safety Order (The Regulatory Reform [Fire Safety] Order 2005) and business owners and managers have a responsibility under this legislation to have removed, or at the very least minimised in conditions which are a potential hazard.

Clean Air 24Seven test the efficient extraction of substances which could be hazardous to health, we will inspect the internal condition of the extract ducting for the presence of inflammable deposits which could be a potential fire hazard to all building occupants. We remove any fire hazardous material to ensure compliance with government legislation.

On completion we provide you with a certificate of confirmation which can be used as evidence of compliance.

The results of all checks, tests, and records of any remedial work or repairs carried out on LEV systems must be kept available for a minimum of 5 years.

Bookmark and Share
< Back      > Top