Let DCS engineers test your system

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 (as amended)

How can DCS help you?

  • Let our engineers test your system for you
  • Air volumes at the machines measured and recorded
  • Professional presentation for use during health & safety audits
  • Free reminder service; we guarantee you will never forget your test
  • Additional free Preventative Maintenance Inspection.
    Stay in production.

What is COSHH?

COSHH testing for users of dust and fume extraction is sometimes known as LEV (Local Exhaust Ventilation) testing.

It is part of an overall appraisal required by the Health & Safety Executive on hazardous substances within the workplace.
This appraisal includes a full assessment of all potentially hazardous materials and an evaluation of the control methods in place to prevent exposure.
HSE enforcement
at woodworking
premises for
employers failing to
control exposure to
wood dust remains
at a high level.

Why do you need to do it?

Dust and fumes can enter the body through inhalation or ingestion causing occupational asthma and dermatitis. Some substances can even have serious effects on the liver, kidneys or central nervous system. One of the methods of averting such exposure is by installing a properly designed and maintained LEV system.

Part of your responsibility in complying with COSHH regulations is to ensure LEV systems are working correctly and that they are tested and maintained. If you employ more than five people you must document this testing for future reference. Usually these tests are required every 14 months but can be more frequent!

Contact DCS and arrange your COSHH test today!



Dust Control Systems Ltd., Horace Waller VC Parade, Shawcross Business Park, Dewsbury, WF12 7RF
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