The LEV 2021 Extracting the Best Practices Conference, organised by the Institute of Local Exhaust Ventilation Engineers (ILEVE) and the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS), was held virtually in April.
Mary Cameron, from BOHS, welcomed 140 attendees, before Dean Greer, of ILEVE, and Alison Margary, of BOHS, gave updates on the institutes’ work in the past year.
Presentations were given by:
■Duncan Smith, of the Health and Safety Executive, on the decision-making process for issuing a LEV-related improvement notice and the Enforcement Management Model
■ Mark Allen, of Thompsons Solicitors, on the life of an occupation case, from the onset of symptoms, evidence gathering, litigation and the effect on the claimant
■CIBSE’s David Mitchell on exhaust stack design guidance, D1/H1 guidance and dispersion modelling requirements
■Carol Bladon and Claire Creed, from BOHS, on the working and requirements of CPD in the BOHS
■Dean Greer on the ILEVE Competency Card, the links to the BOHS Certificate of Control and the likely effects of the Grenfell tragedy on competence for all
■ILEVE’s Adrian Sims on proportional balancing of LEV Systems and what happens when you alter the system
■Dougie Collin, of SK-IHS, on behalf of Dr Jarand Hindenes, giving a doctor’s case study on welding fume and health surveillance.
The institute would like to thank Mary Cameron, Adrian Sims and the conference team for organising the event, as well as the presenters, sponsors and attendees.
Slides will be available at www.cibse.org/ileve