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) to help you select the right LEV supplier for your business and requirements.

So, if 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. You can achieve this by providing a comprehensive local exhaust ventilation system. It is also your responsibility to ensure its regularly maintained and tested at least once in a 14-month period.


COSHH Risk Assessment 

By now, you’ll have completed your COSHH risk assessment and you’ll know the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 like the back of your hand.

However, if you haven’t yet, here’s some background information in relation to the COSHH regulations. On the link below, you’ll find the necessary steps that you’ll need to take to comply with the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) guidance.

COSHH Regulations place the duty of care on employers (and duty holders) to ensure employees (and other people in a workplace who may be exposed to specific substances) are protected. To find out more about the necessary steps to take to ensure your workplace is HSE compliant, read our article, The 7 Essential Elements of COSHH [Infographic]

Elements of COSHH
7 Essential Elements of COSHH [Infographic]

Regulation 7 states: “Every employer shall ensure that the exposure of their employees to substances hazardous to health is either prevented or, where this is not reasonably practicable, adequately controlled.” We offer a comprehensive LEV Installation service, find out more about how we can help provide your business with a pollution-free workplace today.

Whilst Regulation 9 states that the employer will ensure that: “Engineering controls (such as LEV equipment) is maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order, in good repair and in a clean condition” and “shall ensure that thorough examination and testing is completed at least once every 14 months.” We offer a complete and thorough LEV Testing service, in line with HSE COSHH regulations. Get your testing booked in today.


LEV Supplier Checklist

LEV Supplier Checklist Mock-Up
LEV Supplier Checklist Mock-Up

We’ve put together a checklist to help you choose a local exhaust ventilation supplier. Scroll down to download…


HSE Guidance

We strictly work in adherence to HSE’s HSG258: Controlling Airborne Contaminants at Work – A Guide to Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) guidance. The guidance describes the principles of designing, commissioning and testing new and effective LEV systems. It is intended for employers, suppliers and employee health and safety representatives to help gain control of exposure.

We are passionate about helping businesses provide pollution-free workplaces and we only take on clients that believe we can help provide the right engineering control solution.

Auto Extract Systems have been in business since 2001 and we have steadily been building and diversifying into new industries to help businesses provide pollution-free workplaces with comprehensive LEV systems. Our team of P602 qualified LEV system design engineers have over 80 years of combined experience, the know-how, and the ability to specify comprehensive LEV systems to help your business meet HSE’s HSG258 guidance.


Learn How We helped Businesses Like Yours


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Case Study Mock Up

To find out more about the latest LEV installations we’ve been working on, check out our Case Studies section.


Request your FREE LEV Site Assessment Today!

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. 

Request your FREE, no-obligation LEV site assessment today!



Why Choose Us?

Auto Extract Systems is the UK’s leading LEV company. Over the last 20 years, we’ve helped thousands of businesses create dust and fume free workplaces.

As 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.

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