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Guidance for LEV Assessors

Last updated December 2023

Guidance for LEV Assessors: DICHLOROMETHANE (aka methylene chloride (CAS number 75-09-2))

From January 2024, the HSE are undertaking inspections at alloy wheel stripping sites suspected of using Dichloromethane (DCM) also known as methylene chloride.

This means you may be asked by clients to go to site and look at potential control measures or to test existing extraction systems. If this is the case, you will need to carry out your own risk assessment of the situation, and implement the necessary controls to protect yourself.

You need to be particularly careful as DCM is extremely harmful - small volumes rapidly evaporate and can lead to high airborne concentrations which can cause narcosis, impaired consciousness and death.

Read the ILEVE Guidance now.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

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