LEV Testing

Currently LEV testing, which has to be completed every 14 months by law, has to be completed by an external agency at considerable costs to schools.  LEV stand for local exhaust ventilation and protects staff and students from breathing in wood dust partical and fumes from heat treatment processes.  

All Island secondary schools require LEV testing in their Design and Technology and Science Departments.  There will be other government sites that require LeV testing on a 14 monthly basis to comply with COSHH regulations (Hospital, College, DOI workshops).

My department spends £2000 on the 14 monthly inspection.  Surely this can be carried out in government for less. 

Why the contribution is important

A trained person in government will be able to test LEV systems used across government at a reduced cost.

Currently we pay for the technicians flights and accommodation as well as the test procedure.

by crhsrmal on May 03, 2017 at 08:09PM

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  • Posted by Yukiyama May 03, 2017 at 22:51

    DoI have workshops with similar equipment, I am sure this could be done by their staff.

    Good idea.
  • Posted by Fairforall May 04, 2017 at 20:13

    This is a new one on me and clearly needs investigating.
    How many departments are LEV tested? Is there a real necessity for this to be done and what are the overall costs?
    Could it be that this is yet another over reaction to spurious health and safety dictate.
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