LEV: Practical Management of Controls
18 June 2024
Breathing in dusts, gases, fumes and vapours in the workplace
can cause serious, long-term lung damage and often incurable health
Local exhaust ventilation (LEV) is the most common method of
controlling workers' exposure to such airborne contaminants.
Unfortunately, it is often not effective enough. Employers
are regularly misled by suppliers and select and install LEV
controls that don't work and/or cost too much. Once installed, LEV
controls are often poorly checked, maintained and examined.
This training course will demonstrate how to successfully manage
LEV systems for effective, efficient and reliable control of
exposure to hazardous substances.
Delegates will be provided with information that will help them
- Know how to assess work processes and how they emit airborne
- Understand the principles and key ways to procure effective,
reliable and efficient LEV
- Know how to review and improve existing LEV
- Understand how to manage LEV suppliers and contractors
- Know the key things to put in place to manage LEV checking and
maintenance, and their role in doing so
- Know the common techniques for assessing LEV effectiveness
- Know how to manage LEV examination and examiners, and be
realistic about what to expect
What the course will cover
The course will demonstrate how to successfully manage
LEV controls in order to get effective, efficient, and
reliable control of airborne contaminants, at least cost.
Who should attend?
This course will teach delegates how to manage LEV procurement
to get the right type of LEV that effectively, reliably and
efficiently controls work process emissions and exposure. Delegates
will learn how to critically assess, review, improve and manage
modifications of current LEV controls. They will also learn how to
manage LEV suppliers and contractors as well as how to manage LEV
checking and maintenance so that exposure control is reliably
maintained. Delegates will examine the range of techniques
available for assessing LEV effectiveness, learn how to manage LEV
through examination and test (TExT) and understand its limitations
so that they can be realistic about what to expect.
The course is innovative, practical and lively. It was developed
by Dr Mark Piney (former HSE Principal Specialist Inspector,
main author of HSE LEV guidance, including HSG 258) and HSE
staff. It is delivered by HSE specialists in LEV.
This LEV management course has been featured in the July 2011
Safety and Health Practitioner magazine. Mark has
summarised the key issues for employers, and their advisers,
procuring or reviewing their LEV exposure controls.
The course will be run at the HSE Science and Research
Centre in the spa town of Buxton.
Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good links
to major roads and motorways, mainline train stations and
Manchester International Airport.
Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at www.visitbuxton.co.uk
£560 per person (includes all course material, aids to
assist delegates, lunch and refreshments).
Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit
card at the time of booking.
Some of our training courses can also be delivered
in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704
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