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LEV - Extracting the Best Practices

13 February 2019

Crowne Plaza, Birmingham City Centre, Central Square, Holliday Street, Birmingham B1 1HH

BOHS/ILEVE are holding their fourth joint ‘BOHS/ILEVE LEV – Extracting the Best Practices’ event.

In 2019 we will be going back to a one day programme for anyone who has an active involvement in the local exhaust ventilation (LEV) industry. If you are involved in LEV system design, installation, commissioning, thorough examination and testing, servicing, maintenance work or if you own LEV installations then this conference is for you! We are reaching out to those working specifically in LEV, those working within the broad field of occupational hygiene or even just those interested in these subjects and wanting to learn more.

We will be presenting topics and workshops delivering insight and generating debate into the topics affecting LEV control and its role in the reduction of industrial disease.

For LEV control to become more effective at preventing ill health at work we need to install, test and maintain effective LEV systems. We need to build stronger relationships between all interested parties.  If you agree, please join us and let’s reduce work-related ill health.

IGNITE – could you inspire the audience in 5 minutes? You need 20 slides (that automatically advance every 15 seconds) and sharp delivery to tell us what excites you – LEV related only, please.  Useful products, success stories, disasters averted, peculiar case studies – tell us your story.  Please contact the organisers and volunteer!!

Topics for discussion include:

• ILEVE / BOHS Update
• Launch of the new industry competence document
• Ignite sessions
• HSE upcoming focus
• And many more topics to come

The programme is currently being developed so may be revised.

Conference Rates

Member Rate – £140.00 +VAT
Non Member Rate - £200.00 +VAT

Click here to book your place.

Exhibitor Packages

Stand Package – £500 +VAT
• 3m x 2m exhibition space for two days 
• One delegate place 
• Listing in email campaigns and social media posts
• Logo on holding slides throughout the conference 

Insert in Delegate Pack – £250
• Single sheet flyer (A4/A5)

 All prices are subject to UK VAT at 20%  

ILEVE AGM  - Technical Day 27 June 2018 - Presentation Slides

This AGM Technical day was again held in Buxton at the HSE Laboratory (formerly HSL) by HSE laboratory experts.The meeting included presentations by John Saunders and Andrew Thorpe HSE experts and Deputy Director at CLEAPSS Matt Endean.

The following PDF downloads provide the full presentation slides: 

John Saunders - HSL Laboratories - Recirculating LEV Systems 

Andrew Thorpe - HSL Laboratories - Direct Reading Aerosol Monitors

Matt Endean - CLEAPSS - Laboratory Design & LEV in Schools 

ILEVE Technical day, with a focus on DSEAR - 26 June 2017

This ILEVE Technical day covered a wide range of topics for those interested in Local exhaust Ventilation. The day was delivered at the HSE Laboratory (formerly HSL) in Buxton by HSE laboratory experts. This was a rare opportunity to see the HSE Laboratory LEV facilities and witness live explosion testing.


2016 ILEVE AGM - 17 May 2016 - Presentation Slides

Again this year, the venue for the 2016 ILEVE AGM was the Hilton East Midlands Hotel. The same format as 2015 was adopted, with the  formal AGM business concluded during the morning session and several informative and interesting presentations completed the day.

The incoming Chair, Jane Bastow, presented 'The Future of ILEVE - Objectives & Plans' and other presentations included 'LEV Testing Kits' by Kimo, our sponsor for the day, and from Melvyn Sargent on 'Fume Cupboards'.

Future of ILEVE - Jane Bastow

ume Cupboards - Melvyn Sargent

ILEVE Competency Matrix

The Competency Matrix identifies the key skills, knowledge and expertise needed by all those involved in exhaust ventilation at work, including owners, installers, operators, maintainers, suppliers, manufacturers, inspectors, commissioners and sales people. It sets out what is needed in each of these roles to be competent.
The Competency Matrix can be downloaded by anyone who wants to understand what they need to know about local exhaust ventilation, and where they can go for appropriate training and guidance.

Competency Matrix

2015 ILEVE AGM - 2 June 2015 - Presentation Slides

The 2015 AGM was held at the Hilton East Midlands Airport Hotel. In addition to the formal AGM business, the second part of the day saw a number of interesting presentations including a session on LEV examinations by Robert Williams of HSE, the ILEVE Competency Matrix and a presentation from John Cairns, the Chairman of  Safety Groups UK, a partner organisiation sponsered by ILEVE.

Keep checking the 'Events' tile on the ILEVE homepage for similar information days.

AGM 2015

ILEVE - 5 Year Review - Wally Gilder

ILEVE - Competency Matrix Presentation
Jane Bastow ILEVE /James Wheeler HSE

LEV Exammination - Beyond The Basics - Robert Willimas HSE

Raising Awareness of Dangers At Work - Breathing
John Cairns - Safety Groups UK

Proposeed EU Flour Exposure Limit Change - John Lyons

ILEVE Information Day - 23 September 2014 - Presentation Slides

The day was held at The Royal Society and the keynote speaker was Stephen McPartland MP, the Chair of the APPG on Respiratory Health. The subject of Stephen's talk was 'Reducing Incidents of Respiratory Disease'. Stephen was joined on the day by a number of eminent guest speakers representing ILEVE, CIBSE, the medical profession and health and safety groups.

The following PDF download provides the full presentation slides from the information day: Royal-Society-Info-Day-2014

  • Wally Gilder MILEVE - Chairman ILEVE: ILEVE Now and Beyond
  • Dr Christopher Barber - Deputy Chief Medical Officer HSL: The Consequences of Getting it Wrong
  • John McAlinden - HSE: HSE's overview of wood dust control in the woodworking industry
  • John Cairns - Chairman Safety Groups UK: Occupation Health Risk Management and Benefits Realisation Practical Approaches
  • Jon Gibson - MD Didac National Training Centre & Dominic Peacock - HSL: Better use of LEV to reduce worker exposure to wood dust
  • John Saunders - Principle Scientist HSL: Why LEV Sucks
  • Dr Hywel Davies - Technical Director CIBSE: LEV Engineering in Healthcare


Information Day - 16 October 2012 - Presentation Slides

The following downloads are presentation slides from the ILEVE information day held on 16 October 2012

  • TExT - Thorough Examination & Test of LEV - Local Exhaust Ventilation Systems: A presentation by Jane Bastow - ILEVE Download PDF
  • Fee for Intervention: An Overview by Gill Spurrier - HSE Download PDF
  • Fee for Intervention: The Alternative View by Richard Hulmes - SAFed Download PDF
  • Improving the Effectiveness of LEV: A HSL perspective by John Saunders - HSL Download PDF