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LEV - Practical Management of Local Exhaust Ventilation Controls

27 February 2024


Poorly controlled exposure to dust and fumes causes a lot of work-related ill-health each year. Local exhaust ventilation (LEV) is the most common method of controlling workers' exposure to such airborne contaminants. Unfortunately it is often not effective enough.  Employers are regularly misled by suppliers and select and install LEV controls that don't work and/or cost too much. Once installed, LEV controls are often poorly checked, maintained and examined.

The course will cover

The course will demonstrate how to successfully manage LEV controls in order to get effective, efficient, and reliable control of airborne contaminants, at least cost.

Who should attend?

The course will be of interest to a range of people including:

  • Employers
  • Managers including those responsible for production, building facilities and maintenance
  • Health, Safety & Environment managers
  • Engineers, including production and design engineers
  • It may also be of interest to professionals involved in LEV design and management including occupational hygienists, ventilation engineers and examiners


The course will be run at the HSE Science and Research Centre in the spa town of Buxton. Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good links to mainline train stations and Manchester International Airport. This course can be run at your site or local area by arrangement.

Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at

Presenters include

The course is innovative, practical and lively.  It was developed by Dr Mark Piney (former HSE Principal Specialist Inspector, main author of  HSE LEV guidance, including HSG 258)  and HSE staff. It is delivered by HSE specialists in LEV.

This LEV management course has been featured in the July 2011 issue of Safety and Health Practitioner magazine. Mark has summarised the key issues for employers, and their advisers, procuring or reviewing their LEV exposure controls.


£545 per person (includes all course material, aids to assist delegates,  lunch and refreshments).

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Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit card at the time of booking.

Some of our training courses can also be delivered in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704

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