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Each year there are 12,000 deaths due to occupational respiratory diseases in the UK.


33,000 workers last year had breathing or lung problems caused by or

made worse by exposures to dust and fumes at work.  


Workers in the UK contract occupational asthma, COPD, Cancer and

other lung diseases due to breathing in too much dust and fumes, in workplaces

that do not have the correct control measures in place. This is where we come in.

Our History

P&J Dust Extraction Ltd was established in 1980 to create safer working environments for workers. Each year thousands of workers die or are significantly disabled by respiratory diseases due to breathing in too much dust and fumes at work including the father of one of our founding directors. Over the past 40 years we have been working across the UK as industry leaders in all aspects of LEV, delivering highly competent LEV services and excellent quality extraction products for organisations in all industry sectors. 


Our engineers are all directly employed, highly skilled, BOHS qualified, members of ILEVE with enhanced DBS clearance. They're conveniently based throughout the UK; providing you with a local service from a national company.  


P&J design, manufacture, supply and installation of dust and fume extraction systems. Post-installation we provide commissioning, maintenance, repairs and statutory testing for all types of extraction systems.


By following our advice you can ensure that you are protecting your employees health and that your workplaces are below the relevant benchmarks and statutory exposure limits for the hazardous airborne substances used or generated in your workplace. See our guarantee that you will not get an HSE FFI charge. 


We are Investors in People company in recognition of our excellent record of staff development and training. P&J are UKAS accredited for LEV inspections, LEV thorough examination and test (TExT) and LEV commissioning. P&J and our staff are members of national and global associations (such as: ACGIH, BESA (HVCA), BOHS, CIBSE, IOSH) to keep up to date and share best practice. 


Our staff has a combined experience of LEV design, installation and testing totalling over 330 years. Please get in touch with us today to discuss your requirements. 

Specialists in Local Exhaust Ventilation | Operating across the UK 
Jane Bastow

Accreditations & Memberships

ACGIH® (American Conference Government Industrial Hygienists) publishes ‘Industrial Ventilation - A Manual of Recommended Practice’ which is the internationally acknowledged leading reference book for LEV, and is quoted by H.S.E. guidance.

P&J work to ACGIH guidance, and our Managing Director is an ACGIH member.

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BOHS (British Occupational Hygiene Society) BOHS is the professional society representing qualified occupational hygienists in the UK, they provide professional, postgraduate qualifications in occupational hygiene. P&J are members of BOHS and members of staff hold a range of BOHS qualifications in LEV and the assessment and control of risks to health from workplace exposure to hazards.

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P&J are members of the British Safety Council, we have had our Health & Safety arrangements audited by BSC and our staff has had BSC training.

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Constructionline have taken references from P&J clients and pre-approved P&J for Building Services Engineering Contracts for Dust & Fume Extraction and LEV Testing to a contract value of £863,000

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BESA (Building engineering services association) - previously HVCA (Heating & Ventilation Contractors Association) have audited P&J’s ductwork installation teams on site and verified our competence to design manufacture & install LEV ductwork systems. BESA are the UK's leading trade organisation for building engineering services contractors. Having membership with BESA is recognition of quality and promotes: Technical excellence, Health and safety compliance, Expert Advice, Good Practice guides.

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P&J were awarded ‘Investors in People’ in recognition of our investment in, and commitment to, staff training and a competent professional work force.


P&J’s Managing Director Jane Bastow is a CMIOSH, a Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health.


UKAS United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS)

P&J have been UKAS accredited for LEV Inspection since 2004, we are the only LEV specialists accredited for LEV Commissioning and LEV Thorough Examination & Test.

P&J’s UKAS accreditation is for LEV Commissioning, Inspections, Thorough Examination and Test described on our UKAS schedule of accreditation which is available here.


The Woodworking Machinery Suppliers Association (WMSA) is the specialist woodworking trade association for businesses supplying industrial woodworking equipment in the UK market.
P&J have been members since 1990.

P&J’s Professional Qualifications & Training


All members of P&J staff have appropriate training and qualifications for the work that they do. P&J have the most professionally competent, experienced team of LEV engineers in the UK. Staff who visit site possess appropriate professional qualifications for the work they undertake including working at height and site safety.


P&J have held Investors in Peoples status since 2006 in recognition of our investment and commitment to staff development and a professionally qualified, experienced work force, unique in the LEV industry.

The training and qualifications possessed by P&J staff includes:




Designing LEV - Local Exhaust Ventilation Systems

Preventing & Designing Solutions for Dust Explosions

Hood Design for effective contaminant capture

Fume Cupboard Monitoring (ducted and filter fume cupboards)

Requirements of CoSHH Regulations 2002 as amended 2004

HSG 258 – Practical Applications


BOHS (British Occupational Hygiene Society) MODULES


M101 - Health Effects Of Hazardous Substances

M102 - Measurement Of Hazardous Substances

M103 - Control Of Hazardous Substances

S301 - Asbestos and Other Fibres

M104 - Noise and Vibration

M202 - External Environment

M303 - Testing of Ventilation & LEV Systems

P601 - Initial Appraisal and Thorough Examination and Testing of Local Exhaust Ventilation Systems

P602 – Basic Design Principles of Local Exhaust Ventilation Systems

P603 - Control of Hazardous SubstancesPersonal Protective Equipment

P604 – Performance Evaluation and Management of Local Exhaust Ventilation Systems

W201 - Basic Principles in Occupational Hygiene




Personal Sampling - Gravimetric in accordance with MDHS 14/3

Static Sampling - Gravimetric in accordance with MDHS 14/3

Personal Sampling - IOM Head - Inhalable & Respirable Dusts in accordance with MDHS 14/3




Post Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety Management

HS1 – Understanding Occupational Health and Safety Management

OH2 – Evaluation and Control of Work Environment

OH1 - Quality Management & Organisational Behaviour

Safe Use & Operation of Equipment in the Design Technology Dept of Schools

Fundamentals of Health & Safety Management

Safe Use & Operation of Woodworking Machinery

Safe Use & Operation of Hot Metal Equipment

Inspections for compliance with BS 4163 Health & Safety for Design Technology in Schools

IOSH - (Institute of Occupational Safety & Health)

CMIOSH - Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health




PASMA – Certificate of Competency - Safe Erection and Use of Aluminium & Fibreglass Towers

IPAF PAL – Powered Access Licence Mobile Work Platform Operation

IPAF PAL – Powered Access Licence Scissor Lift & Self Propelled Boom Operation




HNC in Mechanical & Production Engineering

City & Guilds - Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship (Technician)

City & Guilds - Sheet Metalwork Apprenticeship

City & Guilds - Mechanical & Production Engineering Apprenticeship (Technician)




CSA - Association of HVAC & Building Services Commissioning Engineers - Grade 1

CSA - Association of HVAC & Building Services Commissioning Engineers - Grade 2

CSA - Association of HVAC & Building Services Commissioning Engineers - Grade 3

CSA - Association of HVAC & Building Services Commissioning Engineers - Grade 4




Electric Motor Circuits

17th Edition Wiring Regulations

City & Guilds - Portable Appliance Testing

In Service Inspection & Testing of Electrical Equipment

Control Panels

Electrical Isolation

Electronics & Invertor Drives

PLC Circuits & Safety Relays

Electrical Systems Testing


Panel Distribution Circuits

Control Panels

PLC Circuits and Safety Relays

Motor Circuits and Invertors




Explosion Science  - ATEX & DSEAR

The Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations




CDM Construction Design & Management Regulations

Engineers Guide to Contract Planning & Procedures




All P&J staff who visit or work on site are required to hold appropriate CSCS Card(s)

CSCS Card Type -  Construction Site Operative

CSCS Card Type – Skill Card – Dust Extraction Installer

CSCS Card Type – Skill Card – Fume Cupboard Installer

CSCS Card Type - Advanced Craft/Supervisory

CSCS Card Type - Professionally Qualified Person




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