HSL is to run a 1 day course on LEV - Local Exhaust Ventilation Awareness - BOHS Approved.
20 November 2013
Thousands of British workers contract occupational asthma and
other occupational lung diseases each year. They develop them
because they breathe in too much dust, fume or other airborne
contaminants at work.
Local exhaust ventilation (LEV) is a common and important way of
controlling exposure. But work by the Health and Safety Executive
(HSE) has shown it is often poorly designed, applied and maintained
and doesn't effectively control exposure. Consequently, they are
running a major project that promises a revolution in LEV exposure
control and in reducing occupational disease.
This one-day BOHS
approved awareness course is specifically designed to provide
delegates with an overview of the regulations and utilisation of
LEV systems in the workplace. Attendance on the course will give
delegates the confidence to deal with LEV designers, installers and
What will the course cover?
- The roles and responsibilities concerning LEV, Including
employers, employees, safety representatives
- The importance of LEV as a control measure
- An overview of the main elements of an LEV system and the
documentation, which should accompany it for its correct operation
- The legislation regarding LEV in the workplace
- Effects of exposure to hazardous substances
- Simple methods that could be used to test an LEV system's
The course will include a practical session using tools that can
be used to assess LEV performance.
Who should attend?
The workshop is designed for anyone who owns an LEV system or is
responsible for its day-to-day use and maintenance and needs a
basic understanding of how they should work. Typically this
includes managers, supervisors and engineers and companies
contracted to manage LEV systems.
Who will present?
Staff from HSL's Occupational Hygiene Unit. The Unit was
involved in the development of the presentational material,
including the HSE LEV demonstration model, used to train HSE
The course will be run at HSL in the spa town of Buxton. Buxton
is in the heart of the Peak District and has good links to mainline
train stations and Manchester International Airport.
The cost of this course is £395 per person (includes course
notes, exam fee, BOHS certificate, lunch and
Please note the invoice option is not available within 4
weeks of the course date.
For further information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or contact the Training Unit at HSL directly on 01298 218806.
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