In compliance with section 9 of the control of substances hazardous to health 2002 regulations all LEV (local exhaust ventilation) systems should be properly maintained in order to ensure that these both operate initially and continue to operate in effecting control. Thorough examination board and test (TExT) should be carried out every 14 months for normal equipment and every six months for equipment listed as specified processes. This generally includes hazardous compounds and explosive equipment subject to the Atex regulations. Dustair are able to provide thorough examination and test of your dust and fume extraction systems including commissioning tests where these have not been carried out. We carry a full range of testing equipment for this purpose .

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Case Study 1

Section 9 of the COSHH regulations requires that any extraction system should be tested on a 14 monthly basis if non-Atex and on a six monthly matrix if handling…

Section 9 of the COSHH regulations requires that any extraction system should be tested on a 14 monthly basis if non-Atex and on a six monthly matrix if handling explosive materials. Our qualified engineers are able to provide thorough examination and testing (TExt) of any dust or fume extraction system in order to ensure that the equipment is both fit for purpose and operating correctly. Dustair carry a full array of test equipment in order to facilitate this including pressure and flow measurement devices, electrical  test equipment, noise  measurement devices and fume and Chemical testing kits.  Members of staff are ILEVE competency registered and able to carry out the test on site to ensure compliance of your systems. We carry suitable professional indemnity insurance as required to carry out testing on site. We are able to supply third-party tests of both Dust and Fume  levels within the factory as well as occupational health surveys.

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Case Study 2

Thorough examination and testing of dust and fume extraction systems is required every 14 months and is defined in the government guidance note issued by…

Thorough examination and testing of dust and fume extraction systems is required every 14 months and is defined in the government guidance note issued by the HSE reference HSG258. This defines the type of testing required in order to show that the equipment supplied for LEV or local exhaust ventilation is fit for purpose. This can be done either by showing that the dust or fumes are effectively being captured or by showing through testing and empirical measurement that the dust or fumes will be taken away and conveyed effectively through the system. The thorough examination and test should take into account all parts of the system and its effective operation. This touches on areas such as noise, occupational health, control, operation, correct installation, visual inspection and mechanical checking of the system to ensure that was both initially designed, installed, commissioned and operated effectively. In many instances operators will also need to be trained in the correct use of the LEV equipment. As well as providing the reports Dustair are happy to do pre-test inspections to ensure that the equipment is correct and suit the application before carrying out any empirical test or checks. Should you require inspection or any assistance with your equipment please do not hesitate to contact Dustair.

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