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SITING OF FUMECUPBOARDS

Containment may be significantly reduced under following conditions:

  • Pedestrian traffic in front of the LEV
  • Disruption of air supply to the laboratory
  • Airflow from doors, windows, fans or air conditioning

The guidance below will help you when considering if the location of a fume cupboard is suitable within a laboratory

siting a fume cupboard

Note: In addition to the above guidance, you must also consider the impact on escape routes from fume cupboard locations, for example ensuring there are alternative escape routes if a fume cupboard is located close to a fire exit. Contact Safety Services for further advice in this area.

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