Resources

HSE – Top 10 Noise Control Techniques

Minimising noise is an important part of LEV design. The easiest way to achieve minimal noise, is by designing to encourage laminar flow.  i.e. No bends directly before and after a fanset, no sharp tapers and use angled branch joints …

LEV TExT Templates (in MS Word)

If you are looking for inspiration when setting about designing a TExT template for the Thorough Examination and Testing of LEV systems under CoSHH Reg 9 ….. look no further. Below are a number of Templates that can be freely …

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

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 …

Offshore Guide OCE3 “Painting by Spraying”

This HSE Offshore series guidance note describes good practice for mixing and spraying solvent-based paint.  But note – it does not apply to water-based paint. It covers the key points you need to follow to help reduce exposure to an …

Guidance on Dust Control & Health Surveillance in Bakeries

Excellent document published by the Federation of Bakers in August 2020. This guidance addresses one of the more significant OH risks in the industry; respiratory exposure to flour and other ingredient dusts. Since its last revision in 2008 the well-known …

Casella Air Sampling Handbook

This excellent perennial Handbook produced by Casella is an excellent introduction to the equipment and protocols for industrial air sampling. Click the link to download:-  Handbook on Air Sampling Equipment etc

SHAPA Practical Guidance for Suppliers and Operators of Solid Handling Equipment for Potentially Explosive Dusts

Excellent guide from SHAPA – dealing with responsibilities placed upon manufacturers and suppliers of machinery and equipment for use in explosive atmospheres.  Additional sections deal with responsibilities placed upon owners and operators of such equipment and the responsibilities and actions …

LVHV On-Tool Resources

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 …

HSE Work Plan 2019-20: Occupational Lung Disease

Despite the title showing the years 2019-2020 the interventions of both BREXIT and COVID in that time period has meant that HSE’s Work Plan for inspections relating to Occupational Lung Disease is likely to continue in a similar format for …

Welding LVHV Hood – Test Piece/Adaptor

Now available – a dedicated adaptable test kit containing two stainless steel tubes (different diameters) to attach to MIG LVHV welding hoods.  The tube attachment permits Flowrates and hood entry Static Pressure to be measured using a Pitot tube/manometer (not …