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ILEVE Technical Day - 21 June 2017
Focus on DSEAR (Dangerous Substance and Explosive Atmosphere Regulations 2002)

A technical day is planned at the HSE Labs near Buxton. The day will be delivered by HSE Laboratory experts.

The morning session will include a series of presentations:

  • Characterisation and control of 3D printing.
  • Engineering control for nickel electroplating baths.
  • The role of biological monitoring in assessing exposure control and discussion of the advantages and limitations on monitoring.

The afternoon session will be dedicated to DSEAR, with presentations on the risk and consequence of dust explosions and compliance with DSEAR.
PLEASE NOTE - To comply with the security at the HSE Laboratory, delegates must pre-book by 13th June. Booking on the day is not possible and only the specifically named delegate will be allowed on site. The stringent booking requirements are required as ILEVE are guests of the HSE laboratory, which is a government facility and ILEVE/CIBSE must comply with the site Health and Safety rules.

For booking information, details and directions click on the link below

ILEVE Technical Day booking details

Price: The cost of the day is £125 for non members, members will benefit from a 33% discount
Venue: Health and Safety Executive Laboratory, Harpur Hill, Derby, SK17 9JN
Date: 21 June 2017 - 9:30am - 3:45pm


ILEVE join forces with BOHS to hold another 'LEV - Extracting the best practices' event

Following the success of the event held at Brandon Hall in Warwickshire earlier this year, another joint venture event is being held next year. The event will be held over 2-days and will follow the same theme, LEV - Extracting best practices, aimed at delivering insight and debate into the topics affecting local exhaust ventilation control and its role in the reduction of industrial disease.

Topics will include DSEAR/Atex, Fan noise and industry specific issues to bring you up to date with industry developments.

The event will be held on 7 & 8 February 2017 at the Jurys Inn Hinckley Island, Watling Street, Hinckley LE10 3JA. ILEVE & BOHS members will again benefit from a discounted rate of £130 + VAT for day 1 and £85 for the second day. Further details can be found through the link below, bookings can be made through the BOHS website.

LEV - Extracting the best practices event 2017
BOHS website

2016 AGM & Information Day

Arrangements have now been finalised for the 2016 AGM, followed by an afternoon of Technical Presentations. These afternoon information sessions include presentations from HSE on 'Cost of ill health in UK industry' plus 'Standards for testing fume cupboards', 'LEV Test Kits' and a presentation from BOHS 'Occupational Hygiene and LEV'.

Full details and booking information for the afternoon information sessions can be found on the 'Events' section on the Homepage. The AGM is open to all members, the technical afternoon information sessions are available to members at a cost of £40+VAT, £50+VAT for non-members and includes lunch and refreshments.

LEV - Extracting the Best Practices - 4 February 2016

Brandon Hall Hotel, Warwickshire

This day aims to deliver insight and debate into the topics affiliated with local exhaust ventilation control and its role in the reduction of industrial disease. 

Bringing together experts from engineering, occupational hygiene and the regulator it is intended to bring you up to date with industry developments, legal requirements and good practice and in doing so, encourage stronger relationships between engineers and occupational hygienists.  

ILEVE is supporting this event with BOHS. There will be three presentations from ILEVE on 'LEV Systems - Good and bad practice' - Design, Installation & Testing.

ILEVE members benefit from the same reduced rate as BOHS members at £120.00 + VAT.

Further details, the programme for the day and booking instructions can be found on the BOHS website through the link below.

Steering Committe Meeting - 21 October 2015

The latest steering committee meeting was held in Melton Mowbray on 21 October. For members information, the highlights of the topics discussed at all future Steering Committee Meetings will be posted here on the website.

ILEVE News from Steering Committee Group Meeting 21 October 2015


Arrangements for the 2015 AGM have now been finalised. The event will take place at the Hilton East Midlands Airport Hotel, located close to Junction 24 of the M1. The day will start with the official AGM including a report on the previous 12 months, plans for the future and the announcement of the Steering Committee members for the next 12 months.
Bookings for the event can be made through the 'Events' section on the Homepage, where the Agenda for the day can also be downloaded together with directions.

Following the official AGM there will be a programme of presentations and a Members Open Forum, details of which will be circulated closer to the event.

ILEVE Steering Committee and Honorary Secretary positions

If you would like to join the Steering Committee or stand for the Honorary Secretary position you need to complete the 2015 Application for ILEVE Steering Committee and the Declaration of Interest forms and return them to Nyree Hughes, by email to by Monday 13th April latest. Depending on the response there may be the need for a ballot. If so members will be given the opportunity to vote once all applications are in.

Come and see us at 'Maintec 2015' - NEC Birmingham

We will be exhibiting at 'Maintec 2015'  show at the NEC Birmingham between 24-26 March 2015. You can find us at stand M22L, we are exhibiting with the Society (formerly Institute) of Diagnostic Engineers.

Maintech is the UKs leading show for maintenance, plant and asset management and is running in conjunction with Hazex & Facilities Management 2015.

ILEVE Newsletter

The latest ILEVE Newsletter is available to download through the link below.

The Newsletter provides details of the upcoming 2015 AGM in June and there is an update on the HSE's Woodworking Inspection Programme and some recent events.

Download February 2015 ILEVE Newsletter.

The Performance Evaluation of Re-Circulating Air LEV Systems - Guidance Document

The initial meeting in Melton Mowbray was well attended by ILEVE members from a wide cross section of the LEV industry with some of the major players also present, together with representation from the HSE.

The principle of ILEVE preparing a guidance document was well received with an invitation to ILEVE members to form the working group. Download the minutes of the meeting below.

Minutes of meeting, 24 February 2014

A working group will now prepare an initial guidance document for consultation. To volunteer for the working group or to contribute to the guidance document, contact Paul Ramsden at

The Thorough Examination & Testing of LEV Systems that Recirculate Air Back into the Workplace

As discussed at the recent Information Day, ILEVE would like to provide guidance on the Thorough Examination and Testing of filters that recirculate air back into the workplace and would like to invite those with an interest to attend an initial meeting.

The meeting will be held on 24 February 2014, in Melton Mowbray. 
Full details can be found in the recent Newsletter, which can be accessed through the link below:

Returning air to the workplace - Newsletter

For further details or to confirm your attendance contact Paul Ramsden at

ILEVE Information Day - 23 September 2014 - The Royal Society

Full details and the Agenda have now been confirmed for the latest ILEVE Information Day.

The theme of the day is: LEV - Getting it right, getting it wrong.

The keynote speaker on the day will be Stephen McPartland MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Respiratory Health.  With a number of eminent guest speakers representing the medical profession, CIBSE and health and safety groups, it promises to be an interesting day with a full programme.

There are still some limited places available. Details can be found through the link below.

Newsletter - Information day details

Agenda - Information Day 23 September 2014

ILEVE Newsletter - August 2014

The latest Newsletter contains information on both the LEV information Day and the W14 Show.

The opinion of members regarding public access to the membership register is also sought. Should ILEVE make available to the public, Member Names, Grades and Competencies through this website. Details on how to submit your thoughts can be found in the Newsletter through the link below.

Download August 2014 ILEVE Newsletter.

Come and see us at W14 - The Joinery and Furniture Manufacturing Show 2014

W14 is one of the UK’s largest trade exhibitions, covering three large halls at the NEC in Birmingham. Held for 4 days every two years, most businesses involved in the sector attend the show, either as visitors or exhibitors.

HSE and ILEVE put a high importance on controlling exposure to wood dust. COSHH requires exposure to wood dust to be reduced to as low as 'reasonably practicable' with exposure to wood dust causing serious health issues including cancer and occupational asthma.

ILEVE will be represented at the W14 exhibition which takes place from 5-8 October 2014. We will be at stand 6C453.

W14 exhibition joining details and directions

A Date for Your Diary – LEV Information Day 23 September  2014

The next ILEVE information day will take place on 23 September 2014. The venue will be The Royal Society, Carlton House Terrace, London.

More details here

A Date for Your Diary - LEV Information Day - 26 November 2013

Following the success of last year's information day and the positive feedback regarding both the event and the venue, another LEV Information Day is planned for 26 November 2013, again at the Hilton East Midlands Airport Hotel.

The event is open to non-members, with members benefiting from preferable member rates.

For full details and directions to the venue, go to the events page.

Information Day - Agenda

HSE Consultation: Wood Working Machines - Proposed COSHH Essential Sheets

The HSE would welcome comments from ILEVE members on some proposed COSHH essentials guidance sheets for woodworking machines. The link Important Information from HSE provides direct links to these draft guidance sheets, WD1-7 inc. and WD11, on the HSE website and to alert you to some information that has just become available on wood dust control, including standards for satisfying Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) Thorough Examination and Text (TExT) requirements.

If possible, please submit your comments by the end of November to

Invitation to Contribute to an ILEVE Response to HSE Consultations

ILEVE members are  invited to contribute to a joint ILEVE/CIBSE response to the following important HSE consultations:

  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (CoSHH) ACOP
    All ILEVE members provide professional services to assist our clients in complying with CoSHH and in particular regulations 7, 8 and 9. so this consultation is of crucial relevance to all organisations providing (LEV) Local Exhaust Ventilation services including design, installation, commissioning and statutory thorough examination and testing.
  • Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) ACOPs
    The DSEAR regulations are also a very important part of the provision of Local Exhaust Ventilation equipment and services. There are four relevant DESEAR ACOPs under review L134, L136, L137 & L138.

It is essential that ILEVE/CIBSE members take advantage of this opportunity to provide detailed feedback on the proposed changes.

For full details of these consultations, to view the consultative documents and for how to contribute and submit your comments before the closing date of 31 July 2013 go to:

HSE Consultations - Details and further information

ILEVE Newsletter

The October 2013 ILEVE Newsletter contains further information on the LEV Information Day, as well as details of an informative SHAPA seminar aimed at users and providers of materials handling equipment incorporating LEV systems.

Download October 2013 ILEVE Newsletter

2013 AGM

The 2013 ILEVE Annual General Meeting will be held at the National Coal Mining Museum for England in Wakefield on 21 May at 10:30. Full details can be found on the events page.

ILEVE AGM 2013 - Agenda

ILEVE AGM 2012 - Minutes


Any members wanting to put forward nominees for the Steering Committee should address them to the Secretary in writing to  by Friday 5th April 2013 latest.


ILEVE attended the MAINTEC 2013 exhibition in March, at Birmingham's NEC. This was the first of a number of planned exhibitions for 2013 to raise the ILEVE profile.

Maintech 2013

ILEVE stand at MAINTECH 2013