INDG409 – Time to clear the air
Local exhaust ventilation (LEV) in your workplace should carry away any harmful dust, mist, fumes or gas in the air. To protect your health it needs to be:
■ the right type for the job.
■ installed properly in the first place.
■ checked regularly and maintained throughout the year.
■ tested thoroughly at least once every year.
■ If moved LEV, make sure it still works.
■ fitted with an indicator to show it’s working properly.
■ checked to ensure that it works properly every time you use it.
■ Used properly.
Check for yourself to see how effective the LEV is where you work.