An LEV is a ventilation system that takes dust, mists, gases, vapour or fumes out of the air so that they can’t be breathed in. A properly designed LEV will collect the air that contains the contaminants; will make sure they are contained and taken away from people; clean the air (if necessary) and get rid of contaminants safely.
Here are our top five reasons why you should regularly service your system:
1.Your LEV System is Less Likely to Break Down
By regularly servicing your LEV system you are lowering the risk of break downs and expensive downtime.
2.Your Ventilation System Will Run More Efficiently
Through a regular maintenance schedule, you will spot and fix issues such as blocked filters and ductwork which cause your system to run inefficiently. By maintaining a regular servicing programme, your commercial ventilation system will be operating at a higher level and minimises downtime.
3.Regular Checks Are Required by Law
Once you have your LEV installed, laws state that you need to make sure it carries on working properly through thorough examination and testing. Most commercial ventilation systems require examinations once per year to make sure it is working. The tests include airflow and pressure measurements, checks on control effectiveness and in some cases, exposure measurement.
4.Better Protection for Your Employees
According to HSE figures, approximately 25.9 million days were lost due to work-related ill health in the UK. Furthermore, thousands of workers in the UK contract illnesses from exposure to airborne contaminants whilst at work. By regularly servicing your LEV system you are making sure it performs optimally and minimises the risk of your employees getting ill.
5.Make Sure Your Insurance and Warranty is Valid
By not regularly servicing your LEV system you could be invalidating your insurance or warranty. This means if something goes wrong, you may not be covered.
How We Can Help
At BML, we can carry out the installations, maintenance, service and repairs to your commercial ventilation system. Our experienced and skilled technicians ensure that you have a timely reminder each year to ensure that you maintain compliance within the workplace.
For more information, please contact us today.