Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) Testing.

What is LEV Testing:

Local exhaust ventilation (LEV) checks, help control the release of hazardous airborne substances from a process into the workplace environment.

Why carry out LEV testing:

The aim of LEV checking is to control the emission as close as possible to the point of release, and prevent it from entering the air of the workplace.

Who should carry out LEV Testing:

Anywhere with extraction units and/or that produces fumes, a few examples of workplaces and processes include:

  • Wood and carpentry manufacturers
  • MOT Stations
  • Restaurants with exhaust ventilation units
  • Industrial processes that produce paint fumes and solder fumes
  • Shot blasting and sand blasting processes
  • Air conditioning units
  • Furniture makers  

What we can offer:

Envirochem routinely undertake LEV checks for many clients on equipment including:

  • Fume cabinets
  • Spray booths
  • Dust extract systems
  • Air conditioning units
  • Exhaust ventilation units
  • Extractor fan units

These should be tested 14 monthly or after any modifications, as specified within the Health and Safety Executive’s HSE Guidance Notes HS(G)54 and HS(G)37.

We produce thorough reports detailing duct velocities static pressures and flow rates and make comments on any observed changes in the system reading or their possible causes.

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Why test for Legionella?

What is Legionella bacteria:

Legionellosis is a collective term for diseases caused by legionella bacteria including the most serious legionnaires’ disease, as well as the similar but less serious conditions of Pontiac fever and Lochgoilhead fever.

 

The bacterium legionella pneumophila and related bacteria are common in natural water sources such as rivers, lakes, and reservoirs, but usually in low numbers. They can also be found in purpose-built water systems such as cooling towers, evaporative condensers, hot and cold-water systems, and spa pools.

 

Why test for Legionella:

Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia, and everyone is susceptible to infection. The risk increases with age, but some people are at higher risk including:

  • People over 45 years of age
  • Smokers and heavy drinkers
  • People suffering from chronic respiratory or kidney disease
  • Diabetes, lung, and heart disease
  • Anyone with an impaired immune system

 

Who should test:

From vending machines to humidifiers, Domestic water systems to Cooling towers legionella bacteria can breed to dangerous levels if testing and monitoring is neglected.

 

Below is a list of potential water sources at risk:

  • Domestic water systems
  • Cooling towers
  • Any drinking water service
  • Swimming pools
  • Spa pools
  • Car washes
  • Effluent
  • Vending machines
  • Evaporative condensers
  • Hot and cold-water systems
  • Cooling waters
  • Process waters
  • Humidifiers
  • Dental equipment
  • Hot & cold systems
  • Borehole water
  • Showers
  • Sprinklers
  • Fountains
  • Water storage tanks
  • Natural water sources such as lakes and rivers and reservoirs

 

What we can offer:

Envirochem now offer UKAS accredited legionella tests by using the most up to date scientific techniques, covering any water system in the workplace or domestic environment.

 

We can attend site to carry out sampling (not covered by our UKAS accreditation) or alternatively please see below our new Legionella self-sampling kit.

 

For more information please call on 01329 287 777 or fill out the form below;

 

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The Contamination & Geotech Expo 2021

Next week we will be at The Contamination & Geotech Expo, find us at stand 4-G100!

 

We have a wide range of services and analytical testing options that we can provide and tailor to our clients requirements. Come and meet us to find out more.

 

 


Hi-tech machines and instrumentation

 

Here at Envirochem, we have a wide range of Hi-tech machines and instrumentation, and use the most up to date scientific techniques.

 

This allows us to offer the best possible services, fast turnaround times and a large selection of testing and analysis options.

 

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Leak Air Testing on the perimeter of negative pressure units to an asbestos enclosure.

We were recently commissioned to carry out Leak Air Testing on the perimeter of negative pressure units to an asbestos enclosure, this is to  ensure that an elevated level of airborne fibres are extracted from the enclosure by the negative pressure units and there are no leaks.

Envirochem offer the full range of asbestos air monitoring services geared specifically to meet the requirements of your project, in accordance with HSG 248.

Our growing fleet of asbestos analysts are provided with fully equipped mobile laboratories allowing for on-site analysis of air samples and instant certification upon completion of analytical monitoring.

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We have recently achieved Accreditation status as a Fit2Fit Respiratory Equipment Fit Test Provider.

Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) is essential for Health and Safety. We carry out examination and Face Fit Testing of RPE in order to determine the suitability of the protective equipment.

 

And we have recently achieved Accreditation status as a Fit2Fit Respiratory Equipment Fit test Provider.

 

For more information and all our services please call on 01329 287 777 or fill out the form below;

 

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What is Four Stage Clearance Air Monitoring?

Four stage clearance Air Monitoring is undertaken following the removal of asbestos based materials (generally notifiable materials such as insulation boards, insulation and coatings) under fully controlled conditions. This will enable a certificate of reoccupation to be issued to reassure those reoccupying the area that it is safe to do so.

 

Here is one of our analysts recently on site carrying out such testing.

 

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Lead in Paint

It’s not just walls that could contain Lead in paint– it is most likely found on railings, doors and window frames. Test the paint in your home with our self-test kits or have one of our team come out to your site and do the sampling for you. The samples will then be analysis by our in-house UKAS accredited lab.

 

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Marine Industry Testing

With the Marine Industry opening up again as restrictions are lifting, Envirochem can offer a range of analytical testing/sampling and consultancy services.

If you work in the Marine Industry, chemicals, legionella and asbestos are common hazards for you and your staff. Make sure you minimise the health and safety risks in your work place.

 

For more information please call on 01329 287 777 or fill out the form below;

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Water Leak Investigation and self-sampling kit.

If you’ve sprung a leak from somewhere, our highly experience staff and hi-tech water testing machinery can give you a broad idea of the chemical composition of the water’s likely source – it could be from a leak in your garage or ceiling, running down your walls or springing up in your garden. You could test to see whether sewer water is leaking into your property.

 

You can even purchase one of our self-sampling kits off our website to take the samples yourself for us to test for you or if you prefer we can attend site and take the samples for you.

 

Contact us today to find out more – 01329 287 777

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