Reference Quantity: ST0022

Particulars of ordinary

Degree: 3

Length of Apprenticeship: Usually, 24 months

This Apprenticeship is aligned with Development.

Occupation Profile

Asbestos is a hazardous materials that’s current inside many buildings within the UK and previous publicity at the moment leads to 5000 deaths per yr. Asbestos Analysts and Surveyors carry out a vital function within the identification, evaluation and monitoring of asbestos supplies by aiding employers and property house owners in understanding the dangers asbestos presents and advising on methods to management these dangers. This occupational function is crucial in an effort to guarantee employers adjust to the authorized duties positioned on them.

The function entails the inspection of buildings, premises and equipment for the presence of asbestos supplies in addition to the evaluation of recognized supplies and the availability of knowledge to employers to permit them to handle the dangers the asbestos might current. The widespread nature of asbestos means visiting a variety of constructing varieties together with faculties, workplaces, factories and houses.

Along with this, the function will contain the monitoring and administration of asbestos removing operations. To make sure no battle of curiosity the surveyor function doesn’t contain removing work, which should be carried out by an unbiased organisation. The surveyor will assess the presence of asbestos and establish the place ranges are such that they require removing motion to happen. Elimination contractors will perform the removing and an unbiased surveyor will perform closing checks earlier than the constructing is returned to the proprietor.

The occupation entails working in a highly-controlled setting with all works being undertaken in accordance with strict regulatory pointers, enforced by the Well being and Security Government (HSE) and assembly the technical necessities of the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS).



An Asbestos Surveyor & Analyst understands:

Historical past

  • How asbestos use modified with time
  • How asbestos rules have modified and the affect this has had on the usage of asbestos in buildings and the way this will likely have an effect on identification.
  • Phased prohibition of various kinds of asbestos fibres and merchandise


  • Why asbestos was utilized in buildings
  • Why and the place asbestos was utilized in buildings and strategies for use to establish and find it
  • What buildings are more likely to include asbestos and the place

Laws, Well being and Security

  • The completely different asbestos rules and steering paperwork related to their function being carried out
  • How rules apply in several workplaces and environments

Technical Procedures

  • The gathering and monitoring of airborne asbestos fibres
  • Tips on how to gather and analyse samples utilizing microscopy
  • Tips on how to carry out buildings inspections for the presence of asbestos
  • The necessities of The Well being & Security Government, United Kingdom Accreditation Service and different technical documentation


An Asbestos Surveyor & Analyst is ready to:


  • Function a spread of sampling tools to establish asbestos
  • To take care of, calibrate and restore measuring and sampling tools
  • To make use of various kinds of microscopes appropriate for the analytical work being carried out
  • To make use of specialist plant and equipment for the duty being undertaken

Asbestos Surveying

  • Undertake surveys appropriate for the administration of asbestos in buildings
  • Undertake surveys for the refurbishment or demolition of buildings
  • Present details about asbestos dangers to property managers
  • Present steering to property house owners and managers on actions to be taken when asbestos is current

Asbestos Laboratory Identification

  • Analyse samples for the presence of asbestos fibres in a spread of supplies utilizing chemical preparation, morphologically and composition
  • Report on the presence of the regulated asbestos varieties discovered inside samples

Asbestos Air Monitoring

  • Undertake the gathering of air samples together with private, background, reassurance and clearance sampling
  • Carry out fibre counting utilizing Section Distinction Microscopy and calculate and report on the findings of this evaluation
  • Undertake the mandatory further checks required to make sure the samples meet regulatory necessities, corresponding to visible inspections of labor areas and enclosures

Reporting & Danger Assessments

  • Evaluation and assess technique statements and threat assessments
  • Doc findings and report on these findings


An Asbestos Surveyor & Analyst will:

Impartiality & Integrity

  • Act in an expert method demonstrating each impartiality and integrity as per HSE and UKAS necessities

Surroundings Consciousness

  • Be environmentally conscious, exhibiting a willingness to minimise their affect upon the working setting in keeping with steering supplied by HSE

Collaboration & Communication

  • Show a willingness to work inside a workforce to realize an finish aim and to supply the mandatory assist in reaching that aim
  • Be customer-focussed, understanding the significance of guaranteeing data is delivered clearly and in an easy-to-understand approach for patrons and employers want to make sure data is obvious to members of the general public and employers


  • Be capable to work alone and make selections vital to make sure a passable consequence is achieved throughout the regulatory framework

Persevering with Private Improvement

  • Be proactive in their very own improvement and prepared to decide to lifelong studying and improvement

Confidentiality & Buyer Service

  • Keep the confidentiality of knowledge and supply excessive ranges of customer support

Entry Necessities

Employers will set the choice standards for people. People will sometimes have a minimal of 5 GCSE’s or equal at grade C or above together with English and Math. Employers who recruit candidates with out degree 2 English and Math should be certain that the candidate achieves this customary previous to taking the top level evaluation.


In a closely regulated business, {qualifications} have change into vital to assist present competence. {Qualifications} are written into the asbestos rules in The Management of Asbestos Rules 2012 and supporting Accredited Code of Apply L143.

RSPH Degree 3 Award in Air monitoring and clearance procedures. RSPH Degree 3 Award in surveying

RSPH Degree 3 Award in Bulk Evaluation.

All three {qualifications} as recognised by OFQUAL and recognised by United Kingdom Accreditation Service and referenced by The Well being & Security Government and assembly the necessities of OFQUAL might be attained throughout the trailblazer scheme. People can’t undertake any of the three disciplines with out finishing the qualification. It is a authorized requirement as described in The Management of Asbestos rules 2012.


The apprenticeship scheme might be reviewed after a most of three years or as adjustments to rules happen.

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