5. Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV)

Many hazardous substances are used and created in the workplace by means of a process.

For example, in respect of soldering; both the solder wire and any fumes created during the process of soldering are subject to COSHH regulations. Misusing a hazardous substance today, by not considering the short, medium and long terms effects, is something you may regret in the future. Local exhaust ventilation (LEV) is extraction equipment that removes a contaminant from the workplace and ducts it to a safe place. A LEV system can be installed as a fixed system, but there are also portable systems available, depending on the nature of the site and the type of work being conducted.

Careful consideration must be given to where the LEV extracts to,...

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