Why is Asbestos
still a risk?
Asbestos still kills around 5000 workers each year. *
Around 20 tradesmen die each week as a result of past exposure to Asbestos. *
BOHS qualifications are widely
acknowledged as the gold standard in learning to recognise, evaluate and control risk.
Learn to recognise, evaluate and control the risk with BOHS qualifications and training.
* Source: www.hse.gov.uk
The Royal Charter, granted in April 2013, recognises BOHS’ unique and pre-eminent role as the leading authority in occupational disease prevention. Royal Charters are rarely granted, and are only available to professional bodies or charities with a long standing record of achievement. In order to obtain chartered status, the professional body must represent a unique field of activity which is not covered by other professional bodies, and at least 75% of the corporate members should be qualified to first degree level.
In addition to the recognition of achievement in its field, the Royal Charter also means that BOHS is the only occupational hygiene organisation to offer the opportunity to achieve ‘Chartered Occupational Hygiene*’ status through its professional development route.
Widely acknowledged as the gold standard, they give professionals the competitive edge: holders of BOHS asbestos qualifications have proven their ability to provide sound authoritative advice on the identification of health hazards and the adequacy of controls in the working environment.
Additionally, the qualifications are protected by trademark to BOHS.
International Leadership in Asbestos
They have published methods of asbestos dust control, and produced an exposure standard for chrysotile. BOHS-published research papers have been fundamental in quantifying the risks of asbestos, and lie behind many of the measurement methods adopted worldwide. The Society also produced codes of practice on clearance testing and bulk sampling, whilst its competency standards form the basis of current requirements for surveyors, analysts, laboratory staff and managers.
BOHS is the leading UK awarding body for qualifications in occupational hygiene. The BOHS Faculty of Occupational Hygiene sets, develops and maintains the professional standards of occupational hygienists. Internationally recognised, BOHS is the only UK-based examining board for qualifications in occupational hygiene. BOHS facilitates access to a global network of Approved Training Providers, and presents the opportunity to achieve valuable qualifications to enhance career progression. Over 45,000 BOHS asbestos qualifications have been undertaken to date.
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What BOHS Asbestos Qualifications are available?
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The Proficiency Modules cover both theory and practical training in specific subjects, and are aimed at those needing to demonstrate a level of proficiency to carry out the area of work covered by the Module. More about proficiency modules here>>
Identification of Asbestos in Bulk Samples (PLM)
Surveying and Sampling Strategies for Asbestos in Buildings
Asbestos Fibre Counting (PCM)
Air Sampling of Asbestos and MMMF and Requirements for a Certificate of Reoccupation Following Clearance of Asbestos
Management of Asbestos in Buildings
Asbestos Refresher Courses
BOHS refresher courses are aimed at asbestos workers, such as surveyors, analysts, managers and duty holders, who have previously taken one of the BOHS qualifications above:
More about refresher courses here>>
Surveying and Sampling Strategies for Asbestos in Buildings.
Enables candidates to revise and update their knowledge on all types of asbestos surveys, and to receive a certificate of course completion by passing a written examination, which covers both the theory and practice of surveying for asbestos in buildings.
Air Sampling of Asbestos and MMMF and Requirements for a Certificate of Reoccupation Following Clearance of Asbestos.
Enables candidates to revise and update their knowledge on air sampling and clearance testing techniques, and to receive a certificate of course completion by passing a written examination, which covers both the theory and practice of air sampling and clearance testing.
Management of Asbestos in Buildings.
Enables candidates to revise and update their knowledge on good asbestos management practices, and to receive a certificate of course completion by passing a written examination, which covers both the theory and practice of managing asbestos in buildings.
Managing Asbestos in Premises, the Duty Holder Requirements
Identification of Asbestos in Soils (PLM)*
Strategies and Sampling of Soils for Asbestos*
Inspection of Soils following Asbestos Remediation*
Management of Asbestos Projects by the Analyst*
* In development
International Occupational Hygiene Modules (W)
Asbestos and Other Fibres
The international training scheme and qualifications framework, developed by the Occupational Hygiene Training Association, which sets the standards for occupational hygiene training across the world.
The BOHS Certificate of Competence (CoC) is a professional qualification in an individual subject, for candidates who wish to demonstrate their competence in a specific field by developing a higher level of knowledge and skills. Qualification criteria for a CoC is dependent on the completion of the relevant ‘P’ or ‘W’ modules, along with a personal learning portfolio (where required) followed by an oral examination.
P401® P402® P403® P405® ; W504:
Asbestos Awareness Course
note: this course does not lead to a BOHS qualification
The British Lung Foundation has further information about lung conditions caused by exposure to asbestos,
and also has information about lung disease:
The Health and Safety Executive has facts, advice and material related to working with asbestos:
The Health and Safety Executive has information about lung disease:
On 18 April 2017, organisations from across the UK infrastructure sector will take part in a national Stop. Make a Change event with sites, offices and production facilities putting work on hold to focus on how we can work together to build a healthier, safer industry. more>>
launched in early 2017 by the Health in Construction Leadership Group with the support of the British Safety Council. - It is sector-wide programme intended to help improve and promote positive mental health across the construction industry in the UK. more>>
A campaign from HSE protecting people by managing risk in a proportionate and effective way, supporting innovation and increasing productivity.
HSE is seeking to influence the system through the Help Great Britain work well strategy. more>>
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