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What Are the LEV Requirements for Woodworking?

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Whether you do woodworking as a hobby or for your line of work, there’s no doubt that it can be a fulfilling and vital task. However, we cannot stress enough that working with wood does come with several risks. You should recognise the dangers of working with wood and understand what steps you can ...

Top Tips on How to Maintain Your Dust Extraction System

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If your business is associated with dust-related risks, it’s important that you implement appropriate solutions to mitigate the health and safety risk to workers. An example of an effective solution is a dust extraction system. However, this can create further hazards if adequate procedures are not followed. It’s essential that you maintain your ...

Which Welding Arm Is Right For Me?

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Do you want help choosing the right welding arm for you and your business? We can help! We’ve put together this guide explaining what they are and which processes they’re ideal for.   What is a Welding Arm? A welding arm is a capture method of local exhaust ventilation, typically known as LEV. ...

A Complete Guide to the HSE’s HSG258 LEV Guidance

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In this article, we’re looking into the HSE’s HSG258: Controlling Airborne Contaminants at Work: A Guide to Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) guidance. We’ll look into what is it, how it forms part of broader guidance and how you can comply with it.   What is HSG258 Guidance? The HSG258: Controlling Airborne Contaminants ...

How Much Exposure to Wood Dust Is Dangerous?

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In 2020, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) updated the EH40 Workplace Exposure Limits (WELs) (commonly also known as occupational exposure limits) guidance, which makes us wonder, how much exposure to wood dust is dangerous? To understand this question in more detail, we also need to understand what wood dust is, how it’s created and ...