- American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)
American member-based organisation for occupational and environmental health, with many publications.
- American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
Actionable information on national, regional, international
standards and conformity assessment issues.
- American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
International technical society of heating, ventilation, air conditioning
- British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS)
5/6 Melbourne Business Court, Millennium Way, Pride Park,
Derby DE24 8LZ Tel: 01332 298101
Incorporates the Faculty of Occupational Hygiene, which is
an examining body in the field of LEV. The Faculty publishes
a Directory of Occupational Hygiene Consultants.
- British Standards Institution
A leading global provider of management systems
assessment and certification solutions.
- Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
(CIBSE), 222 Balham High Road, London SW12 9BS
Tel: 020 8675 5211
For engineers designing heating, ventilation and air conditioning
services: professional qualifications.
- Chemical Industries Association (CIA)
Smith Square, London SW1P 3JJ. Tel: 020 7834 3399
The UK trade association for the chemical industries.
- Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
Regionally organised, the CBI represents British Industry.
- EEF - The Manufacturers' Association
Tothill Street, London SW1H 9NQ
Tel: 020 7222 7777
Provides a range of health and safety services to members.
- Fan Manufacturers' Association (FMA)
Principles and practice of air extract/supply system design,
and offers guidance on fan selection to ensure that such
systems perform their intended function efficiently.
- The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations
The representative body for LEV manufacturers and
- Heating and Ventilating Contractors' Association (HVCA)
Esca House, 34 Palace Court, London W2 4JG
Tel: 020 7313 4900
The main representative organisation for companies installing
ventilation systems including LEV. Useful publications include
- Independent National Inspection and Testing
Represents independent companies that conduct inspection
and certification of equipment, including LEV systems.
- Institute of Diagnostic Engineers
Professional institute for people who are concerned with servicing and maintenance of machines and structures, and the effectiveness or engineering plant.
- Institute of Local Exhaust Ventilation Engineers (ILEVE)
ILEVE has been established to promote air quality in the workplace and to reduce ill health and death due to airborne contamination and hazardous substances in the working environment.
- Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
Grange, Highfield Drive, Wigston, Leicestershire LE18 1NN. Tel: 0116 257 3100
Leading body for health and safety professionals. Gives
advice on choice of LEV systems.
- Safety Assessment Federation (SAFED)
Unit 4, First
Floor, 70 South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, London SW8 1RL
Tel: 020 7582 3208
Represents many insurance companies that conduct
inspection and certification of equipment, including LEV
- Solids Handling and Processing Association (SHAPA)
Represents the major employers in LEV manufacturing.
- Trades Union Congress (TUC)
Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS
Tel: 020 7637 4030
Gives health and safety advice to members. (See also
individual unions, eg UNITE).
- UK Accreditation Service (UKAS)
21-47 High Street,
Feltham, Middlesex TW13 4UN
Tel: 020 8917 8400
Accreditation of various professional activities. UKAS
accreditation scheme for 'Thorough examination and test'. Controlling airborne contaminants at work.
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