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LEV - Local Exhaust Ventilation Awareness - BOHS Approved

HSL is to run a 1 day course on LEV - Local Exhaust Ventilation Awareness - BOHS Approved.

Please email your expression of interest

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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 maintenance engineers.

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 and maintenance
  • 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 effectiveness

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 Inspectors.


The course will be run at the HSL laboratory 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.

Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at


The cost of this course is £395 per person (includes course notes, exam fee, BOHS certificate, lunch and refreshments).



Please note the invoice option is not available within 4 weeks of the course date, or for overseas customers.  If you are selecting the invoice option for payment, it will be mandatory to input a purchase order/reference number as we are unable to process booking forms without this.

For further dates and additional information email: or contact the Training & Conferences Unit
at HSL directly on +44 (0)203 028 3704.

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Related Information


Practical Management of LEV Training Course

British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) Website

Contact Details

Training & Conferences Unit
Harpur Hill
Buxton, Derbyshire
SK17 9JN

T: +44 (0)1298 218806