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The HSE work related ill-health and disease statistics are not getting any better, we know that, our entire industry knows that and yet it would appear that our clients don’t know that (or aren’t taking suitable action if they do).

Workplace exposure monitoring can enable you, the LEV Installer or Examiner, to convey to the client that the control measures that they have in place are not reducing operator exposure to levels that will likely minimise and prevent work-related ill-health.

Drake Lapthorn provides services that determine operator exposure levels to hazardous substances by taking a sample of the hazardous substance in the air that the operator is ‘breathing in’ whilst undertaking the task.

Workplace Exposure Monitoring will establish whether the operator is being exposed to hazardous substances generated when undertaking work, at what level exposure is being experienced and whether these are below the appropriate workplace exposure limit (WEL).

Workplace Exposure Monitoring is undertaken for numerous reasons:

  • It is good practice to determine if controls in place, including LEV, are protecting operators and to what extent.
  • Identifying operations or tasks that may need further controls put in place, i.e. the installation of LEV.
  • Establishing a level of exposure that a LEV system, once installed, should provide to the operators.
  • Part of a routine Health Surveillance Program
  • To check the operator exposure level is below the workplace exposure limit for the substance.
  • Because the HSE told you to…………

If you need assistance at your own premises, or that of a client, to establish operator exposure to hazardous substances please contact us via 01295 298469 or info@drakelapthorn.co.uk

Check out our website, www.drakelapthorn.co.uk for details on the range of services we offer to SME’s, including Health and Safety guidance, Health and Safety Training, Legionella, Risk Assessments and Noise Assessments.

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Established to satisfy demand from both professional extraction engineers as well as the self-installer, LEV DIRECT is a specialist online provider of equipment and parts for all aspects of Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV).

From its comprehensive inventory of products, LEV DIRECT has the capability to offer a superb delivery service on just about any item you could possibly need for your dust or fume extraction project – whether it’s a pressure gauge, FastClip ducting sections, replacement filter media, or even a complete new filter unit, LEV DIRECT takes pride in its ability to supply quality components and equipment to meet your specific requirements.

We supply the Following & More:

FastClip Ducting                  Spiral Ducting          Flexible Ducting

Filter Media                          Diaphragm Repair Kits

Monitoring Gauges

LEV Testing Equipment       Dust Extraction Units

Fume Extraction Units        Confined Space Extraction

 

LEV Direct
Horace Waller VC Parade
Shawcross Business Park
Dewsbury
WF12 7RF

03300 538 998

www.LEVdirect.co.uk

sales@levdirect.co.uk

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OXYL8 delivers BOHS-approved courses in the fields of local exhaust ventilation (LEV) and basic occupational hygiene.

Our LEV and occupational hygiene training courses, designed and moderated by BOHS, are accepted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as key elements in securing basic competence in various aspects of LEV, be it design, specification, commissioning, management or examining and testing.

Do visit our revised and updated website which has many useful links and resources on all aspects of LEV: https://oxyl8.com

Details and dates/venues for our upcoming LEV training courses can be found by following these links:-

P600  Methods for Testing Performance of LEV – P600 Details and Dates

P601  Examination & Testing of LEV – P601 Details and Dates

P602  Basic LEV Design – P602 Details and Dates

P603  CoSHH PPE – P603 Details and Dates

P604  Performance Evaluation & Management of LEV – P604 Details and Dates

W201  Introduction to Principles of Occupational Hygiene – W201 Details and Dates

Please do visit our OXYL8 LEV training course website athttps://oxyl8.com

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Established in 1969, Filtermist manufactures, supplies, installs and commissions standalone and centralised extraction and filtration systems to effectively remove oil mist, smoke, dust and fume from workplace air.

Our comprehensive service includes:

  • System design, equipment production and supply, installation, commissioning and aftersales support
  • Dedicated SPA qualified engineers providing routine and reactive maintenance for all makes and models of LEV system
  • UK wide CoSHH compliant Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) testing for all makes and models of LEV system from P601 qualified engineers
  • Air monitoring
  • LEV log books, smoke sticks and wind direction indicators
  • Air flow indicators

Filtermist holds ISO9001 and ISO14001 certification, and is accredited by SafeContractor for the high standards of health and safety practiced throughout the company.

Download a copy of our Service and LEV Brochure here:- Brochure

Our F Monitor Resource page can also be accessed here:-  F Monitor Information

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Our core business is the design, supply and installation of dust and fume extraction systems and workshop machinery.

This is complemented by our aftermarket services including maintenance, repairs and statutory testing. Through a combination of these produces and services we assist our customers and clients to create safer workplaces.

We operate with a variety of sectors such as Education, Manufacturing, Construction and Facilities Management. Using only our directly employed staff, we provide a dedicated package to suit our clients’ needs, from the initial design consultation to full electrical and mechanical installation, commissioning and ongoing maintenance and statutory checks.

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Tecomak is a specialist ventilation company, primarily focused on the healthcare, pharmaceutical and laboratory markets.

We offer a wide range of services from routine compliance testing to design and installation of new systems. Specialist activities include:

• Validation of GMP cleanroom facilities
• Servicing of microbiological safety cabinets
• Compliance testing of containment laboratories
• HEPA filter replacement and DOP integrity testing
• SF6 containment testing of laboratory fume cupboards
• Design and installation of laboratory ventilation systems
• Design and installation of uPVC and polypropylene extract systems
• Biological decontamination of laboratories, cleanrooms and hospital treatment areas

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Supplier of Electronic Hi-Viz Airflow Indicators for the LEV industry.

Monitair Ltd have developed, manufacture and distribute the unique Chevron electronic airflow indicator. The Chevron is designed to continually monitor the static pressure in an LEV system and reassure the operator that it is working correctly. A dynamic moving display indicates either correct operation or a fault condition, such as a fan failure, broken or blocked ductwork.

The Chevron is powered by 2 AA batteries which last in excess of 14 months, and a battery monitor informs the user when these need to be changed.

The unit can be calibrated in seconds for use across the range of 200 to 2000 Pascals, so one size fits all.

With a very attractive price, minimal installation and an eye-catching design, it is not surprising that the Monitair Chevron is now in use 24 hours a day, across a wide range of LEV installations, including soldering stations, injection moulding machines, ducted fume cupboards, on-ship portable extractors and many more.

Click – Picture of a Chevron Unit

 

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Occupational hygiene is the recognition, evaluation and control of risks within the working environment.

Using chemicals or other hazardous substances at work can put people’s health at risk, so the law requires employers to control exposure to hazardous substances to prevent ill health. The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) (as amended) sets out how to protect both employees and others who may be exposed.

‘If you as an employer fail to adequately control hazardous substances, your employees or others may become ill. Effects from hazardous substances range from mild eye irritation to chronic lung disease or, on occasions, death.’ HSE Website

With over 30 years experience in Asbestos and Occupational Hygiene Management you can be confident that our highly trained and qualified staff will be able to ensure your company’s compliance with Health and Safety Regulations.

Our qualified occupational hygienists have experience of a wide variety of industries and are sensitive to the cost-effectiveness of proposed control measures.

As an independent company Armstrong Environmental Ltd. is able to operate and be seen to act in an impartial manner. This independence provides valuable reassurance to third parties such as employees, trade unions or regulatory authorities.

We are the chosen supplier to a diverse range of organisations both large and small, which includes some of the worlds leading and most well know brands. Whatever the size of your organisation we would be delighted to help you.

What We Can Do For You:

Occupational Hygiene:
• Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) Testing
• LEV Air Flow indicator Supply
• Workplace Exposure Monitoring
• Noise Assessments
• Hand Arm Vibration Assessments

Asbestos:
• Asbestos Surveys
• Asbestos Awareness Training
• Asbestos Management Software via www.AsbestosVault.com
• Asbestos Sample Analysis

“Quality & Customer Service are the key to our business and we pride ourselves on going that extra mile for our clients and then some”.

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New “One Stop Shop” from the OXYL8 Team for all your LEV Testing Requirements:-

  • Rotating Vane Anemometers  RVAs
  • Hot Wire Anemometers  HWAs
  • Pitot Tubes  PTs
  • Manometers  MMs
  • Dust Lamps  DLs
  • Smoke Tubes & Smoke Generators SMK
  • Hood Indicator Gauges  HIGs
  • Phase Rotation Testers  PRTs
  • LEV Labels  LBLs
  • Duct Test Point Grommets and Bungs  MCPs
  • Real Time Dust Monitors RTDMs
  • Instrument Cases  ICs
  • Second Hand & Demo Kit at reduced prices  DEMO

Visit the main site at https://levshop.co.uk

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BSRIA Instrument Solutions offers an extensive range of quality Test and Measurement instrumentation for you to Hire or Buy.

Backed by a team of expert technical engineers who can advise you on the best instrument for your needs, a wide range of stock for next-day delivery or collection from leading manufacturers at competitive prices, the business offers national coverage with ISO17025 (UKAS) and ISO 9001 (BSI) accredited laboratories located in Bracknell, Berkshire & Preston, Lancashire.

Appointed as an official distributor to over 20 of the leading manufacturers in the Test and Instrumentation market, we are able to offer a choice of the best instruments available to meet your requirements. Manufacturers include:- Cirrus, Digitron, DP Measurements, Draeger, Druck, Energy Conservatory, FLIR, Fluke, Katronic, KIMO, Retrotec, Rotronic, Testo, TSI and Vaisala.

For more details visit www.bsria.co.uk/instrument or call 0800 254 5566 (UK Free) / +44 (0)1344 459315 (International) or e-mail  Instruments@bsria.co.uk

 

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