The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has put together many management guidance documents, under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 to help business owners and duty-holders provide safe workplaces and safe working processes.
COSHH Essential Guidance
In the guidance documents, there is specific control guidance for most kinds of working processes. Most include engineering controls, such as local exhaust ventilation (LEV) systems.
HSE provides general guidance on how to control exposures for specific industries and processes. They also provide guidance on controlling exposure through the likes of PPE (personal protective equipment), RPE (Respiratory Protective Equipment) and engineering control solutions, such as LEV.
LEV Systems can help to prevent and reduce exposure from dust, fumes, vapours, gases and mists, which can be generated from various kinds of industrial processes. Exposure to pollutants in the workplace can cause long-term illnesses and work-related deaths. We have assembled a comprehensive list of useful documents which may be beneficial to you, your business and your working processes.
General Guidance and Safety Regulations
- Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
- Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 (Sixth Edition)
- INDG244: Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare – A Short Guide for Managers (Revision 2)
Air Sampling and Monitoring
- G402 – Health Surveillance for Occupational Asthma
- G403 – Health Surveillance for Occupational Dermatitis
- G409 – Exposure Management: Air Sampling
- HSG173 – Monitoring Strategies for Toxic Substances
- MDHS 14/4 – General Methods for Sampling and Gravimetric Analysis of Respirable and Inhalable Dust
- EH40/2005 Workplace Exposure Limits
HSE LEV Guidance
- INDG409 – Time to Clear The Air! A Workers’ Pocket Guide to Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV)
- HSG258 – Controlling Airborne Contaminants at Work: A guide to local exhaust ventilation (LEV)
Auto Extract Systems offer a turnkey LEV Installation service. We can manage your LEV installation with a comprehensive installation service. From your initial enquiry to project sign off, we can take care of every element of your LEV system installation. Get the ball rolling with your LEV installation and request a FREE no-obligation LEV site assessment today.
Request a FREE LEV Site Assessment
We’ll call to arrange a convenient time and date to visit your site. We’ll analyse your working processes, assess the substances used and the contaminants generated. We’ll work out how best to control the dust and fume in a way that’s in line with your COSHH risk assessment. Next, we’ll design you a comprehensive LEV system that adheres to HSG258 guidance and send this you to via email.
We’ll do all this to ensure we fully understand your dust and fume extraction requirements and help you to provide a pollution-free workplace!
This is an amazing service we do for thousands of businesses throughout the UK and Ireland every year. We work with such a wide variety of industries, from manufacturing, industrial, woodworking, pharmaceutical and automotive workshops to schools, colleges and military establishments.
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- G406 – New and Existing Engineering Control Systems
- See HSG258 and COSHH Regulation 2002
Auto Extract Systems can help your business become HSE compliant with our LEV Testing service. In our LEV testing UK service, we’ll take care of your LEV system’s testing to ensure that it is functioning correctly and is compliant with the latest HSE regulations.
- HSG276 – Isocyanate Paint Spraying: Safely Managing Spray Booths and Rooms
- INDG139 – Using Electric Storage Batteries Safely
- PPIS13 – Controlling Fume During Plastics Processing
- G201 – Fume Cupboards
- WIS19 – Health Risks During Furniture Stripping Using Dichloromethane (DCM)
- MR1 – Mixing Two-Pack (2K) Paint Containing Isocyanate
- MR2 – Spraying Two-Pack (2K) Products in a Spray Booth or Room
- MR3 – Cleaning Two-Pack (2K) Paint Spray Guns
- MR5 – SMART Spraying with Two-Pack (2K) Products Outdoors
ATEX and DSEAR Guidance
- ATEX Directive
- L138 – Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) 2002: Approved Code of Practice and Guidance (Second Edition)
We’ve put together a number of high-quality resources for your to help you understand the guidance and help to provide a pollution-free workplace on our Laboratory Extraction page. Here you’ll find guidance about DSEAR, ATEX and electricity in ATEX working environments.
Food and Flour Dust Extraction
- FL0 – Baking (Flour) Advice for Managers
- FL1 – Bag Opening, Tipping and Dough Mixing
- FL2 – Weighing and Handling Flour Improvers
- FL3 – Dough Moulding and Dividing
- FL5 – Flour Bagging
- FL6 – Manual Addition of Bulk Improvers to Flour in Flour Milling
- FL8 – Stand-Alone Dust Collector
Metalworking Fluids (MWF)
- MW0 – COSHH Essentials for Machining with Metalworking Fluids – Advice for Managers
- MW1 – CNC Machining
- MW2 – Control of Skin Risks During Machining
- MW3 – Sump Cleaning: Water-mix Fluids
- MW4 – Sump Cleaning: Neat Oils
- MW5 – Managing Fluid Quality
At Auto Extract Systems, we offer a wide variety of different Oil Mist Extraction solutions for a wide variety of industries and sectors. We’re experts at capturing oil mist and safely removing them to help your business provide a pollution-free workplace. We work in the metalworking industries such as automotive, aerospace, medical device manufacturing, power generation and general precision machining.
Silica Dust Extraction
Brick and Tile Silica
- BK0 – COSHH Essentials in Brick and Tile Making: Silica: Advice for Managers
- BK1 – Clay Milling (Pug Mill)
- BK2 – Sand Moving and Screening
- BK3 – Facing Green Bricks with Sand
- BK4 – Manual Dehacking and Batching
- BK7 – Ventilated Vehicle Cabs
- CR0 – COSHH Essentials in Ceramics: Silica – Advice For Managers
- CR1 – Glaze and Colour Preparation
- CR2 – Casting
- CR3 – Dry Fettling
- CR4 – Kiln Loading (Placing) and Unloading
- CR5 – Spraying Glazes and Colours
- CN1 – Concrete Scabbling
- CN2 – Chasing With Handheld Power Tools
- CN3 – Drilling and Coring with Handheld Rotary Power Tools
- CN4 – Crushing and Screening Demolition Material
- CN5 – Clearing Removing Rubble
- CN6 – Cutting Paving and Kerbstone with Rotary Cutters
- CN7 – Abrasive Blasting
- CN8 – Diamond Coring/Hole Cutting
- CN9 – Breaking in Enclosed Spaces
- FD0 – COSHH Essentials for Foundries – Advice For Managers
- FD1 – Fume: General Ventilation
- FD2 – Molton Metal Fume (Melting)
- FD3 – Molton Metal Fume (Pouring and Casting)
- FD4 – Sand Plant
- FD5 – Core-making and Shell Moulding (Small Scale)
- FD6 – Knock-out and Shakeout etc.
- FD7 – Fettling Small Castings
- FD8 – Fettling Large Castings
- FD9 – Abrasive Blasting Small Castings in a Cabinet
- FD10 – Gouging
- FD11 – Pattern Assembly (Investment Casting)
- FD12 – Spray Coating a Large Casting (Open Workshop)
- FD13 – Cleaning Dust Collectors
- FD14 – Furnace Relining
- MN0 – COSHH Essentials in Manufacturing: Silica – Advice For Managers
- MN1 – Making Products that Include Silica Flour
- MN3 – Dry-Mixing Powders Containing Silica
- MN4 – Small Packing Operations – Dry Products Containing Silica
- QY0 – COSHH Essentials in Quarries: Silica – Advice For Managers
- QY1 – Rock Drilling
- QY2 – Excavating and Haulage
- QY3 – Crushing
- QY4 – Drying and Cooling
- QY5 – Dry Screening
- QY6 – Dry Grinding
- QY7 – Jumbo Bag Filling (500-1500Kg)
- QY8 – Silica Flour: Small Bag (15-150Kg) Filling and Transfer
- ST0 – COSHH Essentials for Stone: Silica – Advice For Managers
- ST1 – Primary and Secondary Sawing
- ST2 – Rotary Tools – Automated Boring and Polishing Using Rotary Tools
- ST3 – Cutting and Polishing Using Handheld Rotary Tools
- ST4 – Hand and Pneumatic Chiselling
- ST5 – Sawing Slate
- ST6 – Slate Splitting (Manual)
- ST7 – Dressing Slate (Edge Bevelling)
- SR23 – Degreasing with Solvents (Low Volatility, Small Scale Work)
- MDHS52/3 – Hexavalent Chromium in Chromium Plating Mists
- EIS47 – Solvent Vapour Degreasing Plant Use, Maintenance and Cleaning
Vehicle Exhaust Fume Extraction
- MR0 – COSHH Essential in Motor Vehicle Repair: Advice for Managers
- SR14 – Vehicle Exhaust Fumes in Warehouses and Garages etc.
- HSG 187 – Control of Diesel Engine Exhaust Emissions (DEEEs) in the Workplace
At Auto Extract Systems, we offer a wide variety of different Vehicle Fume Extraction solutions for a variety of industries and sectors. We’re experts at capturing vehicle exhaust fumes to safely remove them from your business’s working environment to provide a pollution-free workplace. Read some of our latest case studies here.
Welding, Grinding and Brazing Extraction
- WL14 – Manual Gas and Oxy-Gas Cutting
- WL15 – Plasma Arc Cutting: Fixed Equipment
- WL16 – Arc-air Gouging (Air Carbon Arc Gouging)
- WL18 – Surface Preparation: Pressure Blasting (Small Items)
- WL19 – Surface Preparation: Pressure Blasting (Medium-sized Items)
- WL20 – Surface Preparation: Pressure Blasting (Large Items)
- WL21 – Welding Cleaning with Pickling Paste
At Auto Extract Systems, we offer a wide variety of different Welding Fume Extraction solutions for a wide variety of industries and sectors. We’re experts at capturing welding and cutting fumes in the workplace and safely removing them to help your business provide a pollution-free workplace. Our solutions include portable solutions to complex reverse pulse filtration systems.
Wood Dust Extraction
- WD0 – COSHH Essentials for Woodworkers: Advice for Managers
- WD1 – Band Saws
- WD2 – Circular Bench Saws
- WD3 – Cross-cut Saws
- WD4 Vertical Spindle Moulders
- WD5 – Overhead and CNC Routers
- WD7 – Handheld Sanding Machines
- WD10 – Wall Saw
- WD11 – Surface Planer
- WD12 – Fixed Sanding Machines (Narrow Belt)
- WD13 – Fixed Sanding Machines (Disc)
- WD14 – Fixed Sanding Machines (Drum/Bobbin)
- WD15 – Chop Saw
- WD17 – Suction Hose Attachment for Cleaning
- WIS32 – Safe Collection of Wood Waste: Prevention of Fire and Explosion
We offer a wide variety of different Wood Dust Extraction solutions for a wide variety of industries, sectors and processes. We’re experts at capturing dust in the workplace and safely processing it to help your business provide a pollution-free workplace. We have a wide range of industrial wood dust extraction systems that include portable solutions to small bag filters to cartridge filters and even complex cyclone dust filtration systems.
Checklist – How to Choose a Local Exhaust Ventilation System Supplier
If you’re in the market for a new Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) system, it can be a tough decision to decide which is the best LEV solutions provider to choose. We want to help, so we’ve assembled this checklist (and article, ‘How to Choose a Local Ventilation (LEV) Supplier) to help you select the right LEV supplier for your business and requirements. Whether you’ve got a dust, fume, vapour, gases or mist problem in your workplace, as an employer, you are required by law to protect your employees from exposure to the contaminant.
Why Choose Auto Extract Systems?
Auto Extract Systems is the UK’s leading LEV company. Over the last 20 years, we’ve helped thousands of businesses create pollution-free workplaces, and avoid a costly fee for intervention fines.
We are experts in all things LEV, we can help your business become COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) Regulation 2002 compliant with a tailored LEV solution. We provide comprehensive design, installation, maintenance and certification services across a range of industry sectors. Find out more about us here.