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LEV Management for Duty Holders

Exposure to dust, welding fumes or other airborne contaminants is linked to a number of severe and life-threatening conditions. Any workplace where these threats are present needs a Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) system to keep workers safe. But inadequate, poorly maintained or misused systems make little to no difference.

Develop the knowledge you need to choose the right LEV system for your workplace, train staff on its use and oversee daily checks and maintenance with our LEV training course. You’ll learn about the design and function of LEV systems in the workplace to keep staff safe, plus the relevant legislation you need to know as a duty holder.

The online LEV Management for Duty Holders course also comes with two free e-Checklists that give you a step-by-step guide through pre-use checks and routine inspections, both critical parts of the LEV management process. The e-Checklists also give you the option to document your work digitally for easy record-keeping.

About LEV Training

Any working environment that creates harmful airborne contaminants requires a LEV system to efficiently remove them from the air and keep workers safe.

As a duty holder, you’re responsible for procuring the right LEV system for your site, providing training for staff and ensuring the system is checked daily and safe to use. Failing to do so puts your workers at risk and exposes you to the financial losses, reputational harm and legal action that can result from a workplace incident.

This LEV training course gives you the knowledge you need to select, maintain and manage a LEV system that protects your staff and business from the risk of airborne contaminants.

Why is this LEV Training Course Important?

Every year, occupational lung diseases cause around 12,000 deaths. And nearly 400,000 working days are lost in the UK due to work-related respiratory issues. Most of these life-changing conditions are the result of inhaling dust, fumes or other toxins at work.

If the threat of airborne contaminants is present in your workplace, a LEV system is essential to keep people safe. A properly designed, maintained and deployed LEV system removes airborne contaminants before people breathe them in.

But an estimated 60% of LEV systems are not properly tested or maintained, leaving workers and businesses vulnerable to the harm of airborne contaminants.

Our LEV online course gives duty holders the knowledge they need to procure the right LEV system, maintain it in proper working condition, ensure compliance and keep staff safe.

What are your Responsibilities Regarding Dust, Fumes or Gasses at Work?

Hazardous dust, fumes or gases are present in many working environments. Employers have a number of duties to protect their staff from the potential harm of these airborne contaminants.

These duties include:

  • Conducting in-depth risk assessments to identify and control potential hazards associated with harmful dust, fumes or gases
  • Implementing appropriate safety measures to control and minimise health risks, such as installing ventilation systems, enclosing processes or offering effective respiratory protective equipment
  • Providing comprehensive, adequate and accessible training to employees and workers operating LEV systems
  • Monitoring and reviewing control measures regularly to ensure they’re sufficient

This LEV training course gives duty holders the knowledge needed to fulfil these responsibilities and use LEV systems effectively to protect their workers and business.

What’s Included in the LEV Management for Duty Holders Course?

  • Comprehensive yet easy-to-follow explanations
  • Certificate on completion
  • Simple login & user access
  • The latest industry best practice

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop knowledge of LEV systems, including design and functionality
  • Know your legal duties and responsibilities regarding LEV systems
  • Identify the health risks of airborne contaminants
  • Recognise common reasons for LEV system failure
  • Implement effective risk assessments to identify and control hazards
  • Understand how to select and procure the right system for your workplace
  • Gain awareness of LEV inspections, checks and maintenance

Delivery Method

Online / E-learning

Course Duration

6 Hours

Course Content

This online LEV training course contains the following modules:

Module 1 – Introduction to LEV

Explores what a local exhaust ventilation (LEV) system is, the health issues caused by airborne contaminants, employers’ associated legal responsibilities and how LEV systems can fail.

Module 2 – Risk Assessment

Provides an understanding of risk assessments and the steps involved in the process. It also helps you assess hazards, use the hierarchy of risk control measures to minimise contaminant risks and record and review your findings.

Module 3 – LEV Design & Function

Explores LEV design and function to help you decide on which LEV system is suitable for your workplace.

Module 4 – Procurement

Looks at a systematic approach to LEV procurement and how to obtain the best system for your workplace.

Module 5 – Inspection, Maintenance & Training

Covers inspections, maintenance and training, including the different types of inspections, the requirements for LEV maintenance and the training staff need to safely use a LEV system.

End of Course Assessment

At the end of the PUWER Compliance course, users must complete an end of course assessment before earning their certification.

The end of course test is:

  • 100% online
  • Multiple choice
  • A score of 80% is required to pass the test.


The downloadable printable certificate approved by IIRSM will be issued instantly on course completion. The LEV Management for Duty Holders certificate includes Trainee’s name, Company name, Course name, Date of completion, Expiry date and name of the approval body.

Why Choose LEV Management for Duty Holders?

  • Study anytime & in bite-size sessions
  • More affordable than classroom training
  • Manage and track staff training online
  • Excellent trainee support
  • Promotes safer working
  • Supports the correct use and maintenance of LEV systems
  • Helps implement robust safety measures

Free LEV Management for Duty Holders Digital Checklist

This online LEV training course comes with two free e-Checklists to help you conduct and record your pre-use checks and routine inspections.

The e-Checklists:

  • Cover both pre-use checks and the inspection process
  • Guide you to complete each step correctly
  • Let you digitally record your work
  • Make it easy to organise and maintain digital files via QR code functionality

Note: The e-Checklist licence is free for one year. This offer is for one LEV Management for Duty Holders e-Checklist licence per trainee who completes this course. This e-Checklist licence is for their use and cannot be transferred or shared by other users

Terms and conditions apply – access to the e-Checklists is for 12 months from purchase.

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