Frequently asked questions
Q.Do I need to get my LEV system tested?
Yes. All LEV systems under the HSG 258 guidance by the HSE state that a Thorough Examination and Test of an LEV systems must be carried out at least once in every 14 month period.
Q.Should my LEV system be commissioned?
Yes, an LEV system should be commissioned in accordance with the HSG 258 guidance and the COSHH regulations by a competent engineer with a commissioning report and LEV log book provided for each system.
Useful documents for our systems and products.
Below we have a few useful documents to help you troubleshoot and learn a little more about your AES products.
Cleaning The Air - A Simple Guide to Buying and Using LEVHSE Official Document outlining the process for purchasing and using an LEV system.
EH40 - Workplace Exposure LimitsDocument EH40 from the HSE, showing the legal workplace exposure limits for various substances.
HSE FD14 - Design Points for New LEV systemsHSE document used to help employers reach COSHH standards in relation to their LEV systems.
HSG 258 - Controlling Airborne Contaminants at WorkHSE document that covers a large proportion of Airborne contaminants. Covers a large area of LEV testing, LEV design and workplace exposure.
Breathe Freely - Construction Managers ToolkitThe Breathe Freely Construction Managers Toolkit & COSHH Guide.
Breathe Freely - Manufacturing InfographicDownload the free infographic from Breathe Freely showcasing the occupational health statistics for lung disease within manufacturing in the UK.
Breathe Freely - Construction InfographicDownload the free infographic from Breathe Freely showcasing the occupational health statistics for lung disease within construction in the UK.
G204 - Removing Waste From a Dust Extraction UnitHSE Document providing information on the safe emptying of waste and dusts from an extraction unit.
WL22 - Expert AdviceHSE pamphlet providing short list of information to welding managers and experts.
WL16 - Arc-Air Gouging (Air-Carbon Arc Gouging)HSE document providing information on safe practice in regards to Arc-Air Gouging (Air-Carbon Arc Gouging) welding.
WL9 - Manual Metal Arc or Stick WeldingHSE document regarding safe practice in the use of manual metal arc or stick welding.
WL8 - Oxy-Gas Welding and BrazingHSE document with information on good practice in regards to oxy-gas welding and brazing.
WL7 - RPE Used with Engineering Controls LEVHSE document showing the collaborative use of LEV and RPE within welding workplaces.
WL4 - Moveable Extraction - Fume Hood on a Flexible ArmHSE document showing how fume hoods and flexible extraction arms work in relation to welding.
WL3 - Fixed Extraction - Welding Booth or Downdraught BenchHSE document detailing fixed LEV methods in welding environments - namely welding booths and downdraught benches.
WL2 - Forced VentilationHSE welding document with basic information about 'forced ventilation' LEV.
Unite - Welding Fumes Can KillUnite union pamphlet informing workers of the dangers of weld fume. Good concise information for the uniformed.
RR1115 - Exposure to Substances Hazardous to Health in FoundriesHSE report on COSHH failings in foundries, with sections on the importance of LEV in the foundry.
RR1010 - Standardisation of the Measurement of Capture Efficiency of On-Gun Extraction for WeldingHSE report into standardisation of on-torch weld fume extraction measurement, complete with statistic on the uses etc.
RR683 - Effective Control of Gas Shielded Arc Welding FumeHSE Report in defence of LEV when used with arc welding.
HSE WL1 - Welding Workshop VentilationHSE Document showing basic safety regulations regarding welding workshop general ventilation.
Hoods and Indicators - OXYL8Informal document provided by OXYL8 detailing the need for LEV Airflow Indicators.
Breathe Freely - Welders Fact SheetOfficial welders fact sheet from British air safety body Breathe Freely.