Some of you will already know that we don’t stand around griping (well not all of the time) – so when we received a number of feedbacks about the lack of small print-run labels at reasonable cost – we rose to the challenge.
Captor Hoods can be an effective control, in particular for welding applications, where they are typically installed as flexible arm (moveable) hoods.
Why are they then often ineffective in practice in controlling the fumes?
Latest in the P600 series of LEV course and, funnily enough, this one is called P600!
OXYL8 have added this course to the suite of LEV training courses we offer.
The first short video clip has recently been produced and used to launch our YouTube channel.
The video is entitled “Using the Pitot Tube” and it does what it says on the tin.
Have fun and enjoy!
Now that is an interesting question!
HSE’s FAQs on LEV state that “There isn’t a specific legal requirement to have airflow indicators or similar fitted to an extraction. But as an employer you do by law have to make sure your LEV system keeps working properly.”
What exactly does that mean ….. and more importantly would HSE be likely to ask for gauges/indicators to be fitted?
Anyone involved in any aspect of LEV, be it design, installation, testing etc needs to be able to demonstrate evidence of their professional abilities; their ‘competency’.
The CoSHH Regulations provide a starting point in they demand anyone involved in LEV activities should be “competent” (without actually defining the word “Competent”).
HSE issued an Engineering Sector news bulletin on 25th August 2016 in which they clearly indicate that Inspections in 2016/17 will be targeted at industries handling Carcinogens, Asthmagens, Welding Fume and Metal Working Fluids.