The HSE issued a Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) eBulletin on 7th February 2018 in which they highlighted the most recent news regarding LEV.

In the first Quarter of 2018, they advised that their inspectors were undertaking an inspections campaign within the Food and Drink Manufacturing sector.  They are focussing on the control of exposure of workers to dust specifically in bakeries, cake and biscuit manufacturers and grain mills.

Problems with dust, ventilation & filtration are common in many food processing applications. Product quality, environmental concerns and the health and wellbeing of employees working in these areas is paramount.

At FEG, we can carry out LEV surveys to determine how existing systems are performing and recommend any changes required. Additionally, we can provide a full design, planning, installation and commissioning service, with a cost-effective and reliable solution from contaminant source to safe and efficient extraction. Any system would provide effective hood design, ductwork systems, heat recovery and a recirculation system to ensure adequate ventilation and dust extraction.

FEG will be happy to assist you with any of your LEV requirements from surveys through to installation and commissioning.