HSE Info

COSHH LEV Checks
As part of the UK Health and Safety At Work Act 1974 and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) 2002 Regulations, the Health and Safety Executive clearly state that it is an offence to expose an employee to hazardous fumes, dust and substances at work. It is the Law.

The COSHH Regulation 7 details Prevention or Control of Exposure to Substances Hazardous to Health. One of these controls is a Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) system - more commonly referred to as extraction. An extraction system is an engineering control for airborne contaminates in the work place.

The HSE's HSG258 - Controlling Airborne Contaminates in The Work Place, offers comprehensive guidance on how to provide LEV systems to business and operators. Vodex has over 30yrs experiance providing all manner of LEV solutions for a vast range of applications and industries.

All LEV (Local Exhaust Ventilation) systems and products in use today now have to he a Thorough Examination and Test - as per Regualtion 9 of the COSHH (2002) regulations by a designated, competent examiner and several tests have to be carried out for each piece of extraction equipment to ensure continued effectivness of the LEV and compliance with HSE and COSHH regulations.

We can offer this service on any of our extraction products and services along with LEV products and systems.

For more information on LEV testing please call us today on +44 (0)1489 899 070
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In many industries, individuals can be exposed to many hazardous substances. These can lead to various health issues such as Respiratory Problems, Headaches, Occupational Asthma and Skin Irritations.  Call or Email us for a COSHH survey or advice.

Additional regulations that may be of considerations when specifying, installing, commissioning and testing LEV soultions include (but are not limited to) Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, The Dangerous Substanced and Atmosphere Regulations (DSEAR) - ATEX 95 and ATEX 137 Directives (as part of DSEAR), Building Regulations 2010, Controlling Fire and Explosion Risks in the Workplace (indg370) and many more.

For more information please contact us or visits www.HSE.gov.uk

Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
Revised guidance aligned to the Regulations - as cited within - reflecting that musculoskeletal disorders account for almost half of all work-related ill-health and manual handling injuries represent over a third of accidents reported annually. Accordingly, this update, embracing continuing best practice and legislative amendments (notably European directives), documents risks from activities like lifting, loading, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving materials and the duties requiring employers to comply with the Regulations.

Applicable in all such work places, whether loads are inanimate, eg trolleys or boxes, or animate such as persons or animals. Illustrated with colour diagrams showing potential circumstantial and posture hazards. Styled presentation (eg bold, italics and colour-coding) enables easy distinction between texts pertaining to the Regulations and accompanying guidance.