The McCarthy Environmental LEV Centre of Excellence

LEV Training Centre of Excellence

Our new training centre, launched in 2018, is the only one of its kind in the region and provides LEV proficiency and competency training courses.

The McCarthy Environmental Centre of Excellence, based in our Swan Valley headquarters, offers a range of LEV (local exhaust ventilation) and Occupational Hygiene related courses, combining classroom learning with practical demonstrations on the factory floor.

Until now anyone wanting LEV training has had to travel out of this region, so this is an exciting step for the local business community.

Courses will equip businesses and staff with the practical understanding of how systems work, in many cases reducing the need for companies to have to get external experts in. Courses will also help businesses comply with government regulations about exposure to dust and fumes in the workplace.

Occupational hygienist Amy Jackson has joined the McCarthy team to run its new Centre of Excellence.

All courses will feature a short multiple-choice examination, course notes and hands-on demonstration with LEV equipment.

Poorly controlled exposure to dust and fumes causes a lot of work related  ill-health each year. Local exhaust ventilation (LEV) is the most common method of controlling workers exposure to such airborne contaminants. Unfortunetly it is often not effective enough.

Employers are regularly misled by suppliers and select and install LEV controls that don’t work and/or cost too much. Once installed, LEV controls are often poorly checked, maintained and examined.

The course will demonstrate how to successfully manage LEV controls in order to get effective, efficient and reliable control of airborne contaminants, at least cost.

Who should attend ?

The course will be of interest to a range of people including:

  • employers
  • managers including those responsible for production, building facilities and maintenance
  • Health, Safety & Environment managers
  • Engineers, including production and design engineers

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LEV Full day course

Delegates, who will range from facilities managers to small business owners and health and safety executives, will understand their LEV responsibilities, find out how to look for when purchasing and learn all aspects of LEV – from concept through to design, purchasing, commissioning installation and the ongoing responsibilities with regards the maintenance. Lunch is included.

Cost: £175 + VAT

LEV On-site training

McCarthy Environmental will visit businesses and run this course for up to 10 attendees.

Cost: £999 + VAT