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RSPH Level 3 Award in Asbestos Surveying

Introduction

 

The Control of Asbestos Regulations impose duties on every person who has, by virtue of a contract or tenancy, an obligation in relation to the maintenance or repair of non-domestic premises to manage the risk from asbestos.

 

There is thus a need for surveyors and similar specialists to have the knowledge to inspect buildings and premises for asbestos and to advise on how to manage any asbestos found. The objective of this qualification is to provide learners with this knowledge so that they can undertake this role. Possession of this qualification by staff will help organisations and companies meet the accreditation criteria for ISO 17020 (inspection bodies).

Who is it for?

This qualification by staff will help organisations and companies meet the accreditation criteria for ISO 17020 (inspection bodies).

Level

 

This is a level 3 qualification.

 

Duration

4 days.

Modules

The qualification consists of four units:

  1. Asbestos types, uses, health effects and legislation

  2. Asbestos surveying and management of asbestos in buildings

  3. Bulk sampling of asbestos

  4. Use of decontamination units and Class H vacuum cleaners during asbestos surveys

Assessment

 

Attainment of the Learning Outcomes for Units 1, 2 and part of 3 will be assessed by a written examination.

 

Attainment of the Learning Outcomes for Unit 4 and part of Unit 3 will be assessed by a practical examination which will include tasks for each of the assessment criteria for these units.

 

Candidates will also be assessed by oral questioning during the practical.

 

Written and practical examinations will be set and marked by the centre and will be externally verified by RSPH.

 

 

Certification

In order to be awarded the certificate candidates must achieve the learning outcomes for all units.

Candidates who successfully achieve all units will receive a RPSH Level 3 Award in Asbestos Surveying certificate.