A local exhaust ventilation system is defined as an engineering control system to reduce exposure to airborne contaminants such as dust, mist, fume, vapour or gas in the workplace. COSHH regulations require that all local exhaust ventilation systems are fully maintained in efficient working order. A thorough test and inspection visit must be performed at least every 14 months. It is advisable for routine preventative maintenance schedule to also be applied to LEV including fume cupboards to fully ensure compliance with the COSHH regulation.
Detailed information is provided in a free guide Controlling airborne contaminants at work – a guide to local exhaust ventilation. HSG258
Diamond Scientific can carry out preventative and ad-hoc maintenance and repairs to all types of local exhaust ventilation including fume cupboards.