The benefits of using Vent-Tech for your thorough examination and test service (TExT)
LEV testing is a legal requirement in the UK. Your equipment must be thoroughly examined and tested at least every 14 months to ensure your employees are safe. If it’s been over a year since your last LEV test, we strongly suggest you book us in to test and assess your LEV systems.
The benefits of using our fully qualified Vent-Tech engineers include:
- We will run the test in full accordance with HSE guidelines.
- You’ll have our vast experience at your disposal as we have been testing LEV systems for more than fifteen years.
- You can rest assured that we are trusted by national organisations such as The Royal Mint and National Rail.
- We are active members of ILEVE who seek to drive up standards within the LEV industry.
If equipment failings are uncovered, our P601, P602 and P604 qualified LEV engineers can provide pragmatic, cost-effective advice for remedial work to ensure HSE compliance. We can also carry out the work for you.
If we carry out the work for you, you can be sure that your equipment will perform to the correct standard, and we will issue you with an LEV report showing your compliance. Therefore, you will fulfil your obligation to ensure your equipment is properly maintained, keeping your staff safe and not risk incurring HSE fines, or worse, a jail term. We recommend regular servicing to help ensure your system is consistently working to its maximum efficiency throughout the year, and helps prevent any unwanted surprises at test time
Legal requirement for LEV testing
It’s mandatory that employers assess the level of exposure and the risks to their employees. They must put sufficient control measures in place, monitor and maintain them. These control measures must be followed properly by employees and in accordance with instructions given to them. As Regulation 9 of the COSHH Regulations states:
Every employer who provides any LEV to meet the regulations shall ensure:
“… it is maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order, in good repair and in a clean condition.” – Regulation 9 -1 COSHH.
UK regulations are also clear that employers must ensure that thorough examination and testing of their ‘protective’ LEV is carried out at least every 14 months (unless otherwise stipulated).
LEV Testing – Why BOHS qualifications matter
LEV systems are designed to protect workers from hazardous dust and fumes. They need regular testing by a qualified person to ensure that the systems are functioning correctly.
The qualification needed to test LEV systems is the P601 – Thorough Examination & Testing of Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) Systems.
However, this qualification does not cover the detail of the design of LEV systems. Therefore, Vent-Tech engineers are P601 and P602 qualified as well as being members of ILEVE. Our LEV commissioning engineers also hold the advanced P604 qualification (Performance Evaluation and Management of Local Exhaust Ventilation Systems).
This means that we don’t just pass or fail your system – we take it one step further. In the event of failing a LEV COSHH Test, we will provide you with the reasons for the failure and the actions required to fix it.
With loyal customers including The Royal Mint and Network Rail, we are recognised for our expertise and reliability.
Easy access to all your LEV documents
It is also a legal requirement for a record of the examination and test to be kept for at least five years. Many of our customers have several LEV systems which require testing, resulting in a lot of paperwork.
So, to help our clients, we have introduced the LEV Vault, where we store all your LEV related documents on our system. They are accessible via a password, so you can get hold of them whenever and wherever you are.
Free to contract clients, the LEV Vault can also be used by our other clients for a small fee.
Arrange an LEV Test today
To arrange LEV testing for your site, please call Vent-Tech today on 0117 964 7945.