- Over 80 years of combined experience in maintaining specialist LEV equipment
- P601 qualified LEV testing and servicing engineers
- Excellent customer service and support
- Strategically-based in Greater Manchester to serve all national clients
- LEV Servicing on all types of LEV systems
- Tailored service level agreements available
Maintenance is Key to Ensure Longevity
LEV Servicing & LEV Maintenance
With a team of dedicated P601 inspection engineers, we recommend that LEV ventilation systems equipment is serviced at least once a year (and more frequently if its usage is high) to ensure that it is operating to its full potential.
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Our P601 certified engineer will visit your workplace and perform a local exhaust ventilation service on the local exhaust ventilation (LEV) systems specified to help ensure longevity is preserved.
LEV Report Portal
LEV servicing reports are uploaded into our safe and secure LEV Report Portal for you to access.
Benefits of Working with Us
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The LEV Servicing completed on our LEV systems was very thorough and the Auto Extract System's engineer was very efficient, knowledgeable and tidy. I hadn't realised the importance of an LEV service beforehand but definitely noticed the difference to the system's operating performance afterwards.
What is LEV Servicing?
The most relatable analogy that’s most comparable is a car’s service and MOT. An MOT is equivalent to an LEV system’s test. Whereas, a LEV service will help maintain the car’s primary function, whilst identifying any key faults before progressing to more serious issues. LEV maintenance is subject to usages but will help to identify problems before equipment failures begin. LEV extraction systems are prone to wear and tear with daily use and with regular checks, ensures the systems controlling contaminants.
What's Included In A LEV Service?
We offer comprehensive LEV servicing for all types of LEV extraction equipment. Our LEV service includes:
- Checking correct operation and rotation of extraction fans
- Checking for water ingress within extraction fan inlets and outlets
- Checking for blockages within fan inlets and outlets
- Visual check of all ductwork, fittings and bracketry for damage and blockages
- Clean down of all existing filters where applicable
- Visual inspection of all electrical supplies, starters and control panels etc.
- Checking for damage to all points within the LEV extraction units including any hoses, nozzles, hoods, arms, filtration units, filters (where applicable).
LEV Systems Servicing Frequency
To comply with COSHH regulations, we advise LEV servicing is completed in tandem with LEV Testing (which should be completed every 14 months, every 12 months for regularity). LEV tests should be carried out at least once every 14 months by a competent person according to HSG258.
We typically recommend that local exhaust ventilation LEV equipment is serviced at least in a 12-month period (and more frequently if its usage is high) to ensure that it is operating to its full potential. This will ensure that it in good working order and captures all airborne contaminants.
Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM)
Having a comprehensive planned preventative maintenance (PPM) in place can prevent the risk of breakdowns, they confirm the equipment's safe to use and also ensures that LEV systems are in efficient working order. We also recommend that LEV equipment should be serviced at least every 12-months and more frequently if its usage is high. This is so it operates within its required benchmark performance and reduces hazardous substances exposure.
Do You Need a Log Book for LEV Maintenance?
It is a legal requirement that an LEV system should come with a logbook. Logbooks should be issued whenever a system is installed and commissioned. The book should explain how to safely operate the system and how to correctly maintain it. In terms of LEV maintenance, the logbook should be updated to track when maintenance has been carried out and provide a regular schedule. The book should also be updated after regular checks, replacements and repairs.
What Does The Law State About LEV Servicing?
Regulation 9 of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations 2002 act states that: “Every employer who provides control measures to prevent exposure of an employee to a substance hazardous to health, shall ensure that it is maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and repair.”
However, it is not a legal requirement to service LEV equipment; though we always recommend that local exhaust ventilation systems are serviced regularly to ensure longevity is preserved. LEV servicing is typically done as part of a thorough PPM (planned preventative maintenance) schedule. having a comprehensive PPM in place ensures that the extraction system doesn't develop signs of wear and tear.
Once you’ve got control, you need to keep it! Employers must make sure that the control measures (equipment and the way of working) keep working properly.
According to the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002 regulations, it is an employer's duty to ensure that risk assessments are completed regularly to ensure that airborne contaminants at work are adequately controlled. Controlling exposure to hazardous substances, in adherence to HSE EH40/2005 Workplace Exposure Limits guidance will ensure full compliance with the HSE. It will also benefit the company by providing a safe working environment for staff. Find out more about workplace exposure limits in our Ultimate Guide: What are the Latest EH40 Workplace Exposure Limits? blog.
What Are The Benefits Of Servicing Your LEV System?
We've put an article, 'What are the Benefits of Servicing Your LEV System?' together, to help you understand what six most important benefits are. We've also included six top industry facts about the risks of pollution in the workplace too.
Your Essential LEV Maintenance Checklist
Maintenance is key to ensure longevity is preserved. With this in mind, we've assembled a comprehensive local exhaust ventilation (LEV) maintenance checklist, Your Essential LEV Maintenance Checklist. This is to help you and your business maintain LEV systems to ensure that they're adequately controlling airborne contaminants at work.
Why Choose Us for Your LEV Servicing?
Auto Extract Systems Ltd has been operating for over 20 years. Our presence in the LEV industry is widely known and we are regarded as LEV experts.
We're Qualified and Accredited
Our P601 qualified LEV Testing engineers have all the necessary qualifications required to complete works to the highest standards of workmanship possible. Read our About Us page to find out more about us.
LEV Testing is also commonly known as a Thorough Examination and Testing (TExT) or as a COSHH test. Inspection and testing of LEV equipment allow businesses to ensure that LEV equipment is correctly maintained. They ensure that adequate control measures are in place to protect workers who regularly work with hazardous substances. The tests ensure that the extraction equipment is maintained in efficient working order.
We offer comprehensive LEV examination and testing services for all kinds of LEV fume extraction systems, welding fume extraction and dust extraction systems.
The Essential Elements of COSHH
The legal requirements require employers to complete regular COSHH risk assessments. Regulation 7 first requires employers to make all conscious efforts to follow the COSHH hierarchical approach. The hierarchal approach recommends that substances should be substituted from the process to either eliminate or reduce the risk of exposure. However, if elimination or substitutions can't be avoided, control measures, such as engineering controls should be implemented to control the risk.
COSHH Regulations place the duty of care on employers 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 complies with the COSHH Regulations, read our article, The 7 Essential Elements of COSHH [Infographic].
Who Doesn't Want to Save Money?
Obviously, every business owner is conscious about saving money where possible, providing there's still value being added for the service provided. That's why we've developed our Service Level Agreements (SLA) plan. By taking out a Service Level Agreement, you'll still benefit from the same outstanding service you've come to expect from Auto Extract Systems, however, we'll also save you money on future LEV tests and servicing plans. We'll tailor a bespoke SLA for your exact business or site's LEV requirements.
Safeguard Your Business Today
If HSE inspects your workplace and finds your business to be in breach of health and safety law, you will liable to pay them for their time. Their time will be used to help identify what is wrong and help you put it right. This scheme is known as Fee for Intervention (FFI) and is in place to recover costs incurred from the inspection, investigation and enforcement actions. The current rate is £160 plus VAT, per hour, per HSE inspector.
Reduce the risk of ‘No-Win, No Fee’ negligence claims. Poor air quality can damage a worker's long and short-term health, whilst also impacting their productivity and ability to work. Some common health implications caused by exposure to contaminants (such as fumes, dust, vapours, and mists) can lead to occupational asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), and even cancers.
Safeguard your business against uncontrollable FFI costs and potential liability claims with a comprehensive LEV system.
Checklist to Help You to Choose the Right LEV 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 a checklist (and article) to help guide you to select the right LEV supplier for your business and requirements. Visit our article on How to Choose a Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) Supplier and download the checklist.
Learn How We Helped Businesses Like Yours
We are one of the most experienced LEV testing companies around. To find out more about the latest dust extraction LEV installations we've been working on, check out our Case Studies section.
We Do Exceptional Customer Service
Customer service forms the foundation of our business and we take a great deal of pride in delivering the highest standard service. We know we offer the most thorough and complete service available in our field.