According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) the Institute of Local Exhaust Ventilation Engineers (ILEVE) was “formed to promote the Science, Understanding, Education, Art and Practice of Local Exhaust Ventilation Engineering”.
ILEVE raises awareness of the importance of clean air and ventilation in the workplace. The organisation aims to reduce ill health due to airborne contamination and focuses on competence in the practical application of local exhaust ventilation (LEV). Removing hazardous substances from the air is key to reducing lung disease associated with the workplace. Furthermore, it can reduce the risk of contaminants coming into contact with the skin. This can help reduce incidences of skin disease in the workplace,
“ILEVE has been established to promote air quality in the workplace and to reduce ill health and death due to airborne contamination and hazardous substances in the working environment.”Institute of Local Exhaust Ventilation Engineers
All individuals involved in LEV activities (such as Sales, Design, Installation, Commissioning & Testing) should become members and accredited fields of expertise are displayed on their membership competency cards.
“Membership grades are awarded based on LEV industry experience plus the points accredited in the grading process.”Institute of Local Exhaust Ventilation Engineers
The organisation, which is affiliated to the Chartered Institution of Building Service Engineers (CIBSE), works to provide its members with information and best practice guidelines, as well as providing a career path for LEV engineers. One of its aims is to provide a higher profile and support for LEV engineers and acts as a voice for the profession.
ILEVE has developed the P604 training module in partnership with BOHS. The course supplements the BOHS P601 and P602 and provides advanced practical and theoretical knowledge of LEV to prove competence for TExT (Thorough Examination and Test) and system design.
For help with LEV on your site, contact our ILEVE accredited engineers here or contact HVDS on 01785 256976.