LEV Examination (CoSHH)

Does your organisation work with hazardous substances?

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002 Regulations (CoSHH) states that any local exhaust ventilation system (LEV) used with hazardous substances requires thorough examination. Regular LEV inspections are vital for the protection of workers’ health when working with specific substances and materials. Breach of COSHH regulations by an employer or employee is a crime, punishable by an unlimited fine.


Examples of
LEV Plant requiring examination

  • Firing Range Systems
  • Fume Cupboards
  • Paint Spray Booths - Open Fronted & Enclosed
  • Powder Spray Booths - Open Fronted & Enclosed
  • Soldering Fume Extraction Systems(Multi-Leg & Portable Units)
  • Welding Fume Multi-Leg Systems - Installed Systems & Portable Units
  • Wood Dust Extraction - Multi-Leg Systems & Portable Units

Here to help you stay CoSHH Compliant

With over 30 years’ experience, you can trust Hutcheon Examination Services (HESL) to carry out robust inspections of any local exhaust ventilation systems (LEVs) used within your organisation.

  • We realise that this equipment is essential to the running of your business, so our fully qualified Engineer Surveyors work around your schedule, avoiding inconvenient interruptions
  • For the protection of your employees, we deploy a variety of specialist techniques (e.g. spray booth clearance time tests using smoke) and utilise only the most reliable calibrated testing equipment
  • You’ll get full inspection follow-up reports on the safety of enclosures, hoods, ducting, booths and fume cupboards in compliance with CoSHH for verification
  • Our reports comply with the requirement of HSG258
  • The Engineer Surveyor who will carry out the examination will hold the BOHS IP601 qualification - Thorough Examination and Testing of Local Exhaust Ventilation Systems

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Find out more about LEV Examination (CoSHH)

To help your business achieve CoSHH compliance, we provide LEV examination services in Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, London and the surrounding areas.

For all other regions, please feel free to contact us and we'll be able to provide a quote.

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Personable, Professional, Efficient & Friendly

I have had the pleasure of working alongside Hutcheon Examination Services for over a year now and I cannot fault their high end quality of work and professional attitude all mixed in with the personal time business approach to customer satisfaction. I have regular dealings with both Suzanne and Claire and my queries are always dealt with swiftly and efficiently. I know that I can rely on the admin team to ensure that the inspections are carried out within a timely manner and that we maintain compliance of our stock. I have also dealt with Peter and Lynne and every time an issue needs resolving, they have not disappointed. The feedback we have received from our residents is that the engineers are both friendly and informative about what they are doing. I would not hesitate in recommending HESL to any organisation. Thanks Team!
- Janina Haisman, Green Square Accord

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