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Document ID (ISN)103506
CIS number 04-664
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1485-9
Year 2004
Convention or series no. HSG 54
Health and Safety Executive
Title Maintenance, examination and testing of local exhaust ventilation
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2nd ed., Jan. 2004. iv, 36p. Illus. 12 ref. Price: GBP 8.50.
Abstract This booklet provides guidance on the maintenance, examination and testing of local exhaust ventilation (LEV) commonly used to limit the release of hazardous airborne substances in work environments. It is aimed at employers and all persons involved in the operations and maintenance of LEV systems. Contents: legal requirements; selection and protection of personnel; procedures (initial appraisal, maintenance, examination and testing, making a judgement); instruments and techniques; records, reporting and required actions. Appendices include: information required of an LEV system; measurement of plant performance; measurement of static and dynamic pressures; air velocity measurement; use of flow visualization techniques; equations used in LEV testing. Replaces CIS 90-1996.
Descriptors (primary) local exhaust; United Kingdom; testing; maintenance; exhaust ventilation; harmful substances
Descriptors (secondary) dust measuring instruments; workplace monitoring; legislation; safety guides; air sampling; safety training in industry; periodical checks; inspection
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Ventilation
Labour inspection