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HSE/UKLA “Good Practice Guide for Safe Handling and Disposal of Metalworking Fluids”

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This revised publication from UKLA/HSE on good practice for safe handling and disposal of metalworking fluid (MWF) provides a guide on how to maintain MWF to prevent ill-health in machine workshops. It has been prepared by a panel of experts from the UK Lubricants Association (UKLA) Metalworking Fluid Product Stewardship Group (MWFPSG) and from the…

LVHV On-Tool Resources

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Several useful resources for anyone engaged in CoSHH Reg 9 testing of LVHV/On-Tool extraction systems. First is a summary of expectations (based on HSE guidance) and practice notes for testing LVHV (in Word format):- LVHV Testing Background and Notes Second is a raw data Log Book suggestion (in Excel): Sample Log Book Outline Finally a copy…

HSG258; Controlling airborne contaminants at work; A guide to local exhaust ventilation (LEV)

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Controlling airborne contaminants at work; A guide to local exhaust ventilation (LEV) Third Edition, Published by HSE 2017 This is HSE’s current guide on LEV and related topics.  Here you will find recommended Duct Velocities, Captor Velocities, Face Velocities, and other design criteria. The various types of hoods, filters, fans and discharges are all described….

HSG 258 CONTROLLING AIRBORNE CONTAMINANTS AT WORK – A GUIDE TO LOCAL EXHAUST VENTILATION (LEV) – copy

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Second Edition, Published by HSE 2011 This is HSE’s current guide on LEV and related topics.  Here you will find recommended Duct Velocities, Captor Velocities, Face Velocities, and other design criteria. The various types of hoods, filters, fans and discharges are all described. Sections on Manuals and Log Books, LEV Examination and Testing protocols and…

HSE Web – LEV FAQs

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HSE’s – Frequently asked questions about LEV, everything from; Airflow, LEV Competence, An employer’s guide, Thorough Examination and Testing (TExT) to On-tool extraction and much more. Courtesy of the HSE website. LVHV/On Tool Extraction/Tip Extraction.  New Guidance on how to conduct the TExT on these is at the bottom of the FAQ list

LEV TExT Report Template v1.5

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LEV TExT report template in Word format. LEV Central freely gives licence to use this layout and you are free to change it to suit your own requirements. We do recommend that you check CoSHH and the Approved code of practice in order to ensure your report complies with the requirements. Initial TExT Template v1.5

HSA Ireland – Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) Guidance

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This document – available as a free pdf download is the equivalent in Ireland of HSG258 in the UK. The guidance was published by the Health and Safety Authority in Ireland and mirrors for the most part the format and content of HSG258 HSA Ireland LEV Guidance