Reference Quantity: ST0022

Particulars of ordinary

Stage: 3

Period of Apprenticeship: Sometimes, 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 12 months. Asbestos Analysts and Surveyors carry out a necessary function within the identification, evaluation and monitoring of asbestos supplies by helping employers and property homeowners in understanding the dangers asbestos presents and advising on tips on how to management these dangers. This occupational function is important to be able to guarantee employers adjust to the authorized duties positioned on them.

The function includes the inspection of buildings, premises and equipment for the presence of asbestos supplies in addition to the evaluation of recognized supplies and the supply of data to employers to permit them to handle the dangers the asbestos might current. The widespread nature of asbestos means visiting a variety of constructing sorts 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 have to be carried out by an impartial organisation. The surveyor will assess the presence of asbestos and determine the place ranges are such that they require removing motion to happen. Elimination contractors will perform the removing and an impartial surveyor will perform remaining checks earlier than the constructing is returned to the proprietor.

The occupation includes working in a highly-controlled setting with all works being undertaken in accordance with strict regulatory tips, enforced by the Well being and Security Govt (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 laws have modified and the impression this has had on using asbestos in buildings and the way this will likely have an effect on identification.
  • Phased prohibition of several types 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 determine and find it
  • What buildings are prone to include asbestos and the place

Laws, Well being and Security

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

Technical Procedures

  • The gathering and monitoring of airborne asbestos fibres
  • Tips on how to acquire 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 Govt, United Kingdom Accreditation Service and different technical documentation


An Asbestos Surveyor & Analyst is ready to:


  • Function a variety of sampling gear to determine asbestos
  • To take care of, calibrate and restore measuring and sampling gear
  • To make use of several types 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 homeowners and managers on actions to be taken when asbestos is current

Asbestos Laboratory Identification

  • Analyse samples for the presence of asbestos fibres in a variety of supplies utilizing chemical preparation, morphologically and composition
  • Report on the presence of the regulated asbestos sorts 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 & Threat Assessments

  • Evaluate and assess methodology statements and danger assessments
  • Doc findings and report on these findings


An Asbestos Surveyor & Analyst will:

Impartiality & Integrity

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

Surroundings Consciousness

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

Collaboration & Communication

  • Show a willingness to work inside a staff to attain an finish aim and to offer the mandatory help in reaching that aim
  • Be customer-focussed, understanding the significance of guaranteeing data is delivered clearly and in an easy-to-understand manner for purchasers and employers want to make sure data is evident to members of the general public and employers


  • Be capable to work alone and make choices crucial to make sure a passable end result is achieved throughout the regulatory framework

Persevering with Private Growth

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

Confidentiality & Buyer Service

  • Keep the confidentiality of data 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 stage 2 English and Math should be certain that the candidate achieves this commonplace previous to taking the top level evaluation.


In a closely regulated trade, {qualifications} have turn out to be crucial to assist present competence. {Qualifications} are written into the asbestos laws in The Management of Asbestos Rules 2012 and supporting Permitted Code of Observe L143.

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

RSPH Stage 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 Govt and assembly the necessities of OFQUAL can 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 laws 2012.


The apprenticeship scheme can be reviewed after a most of three years or as modifications to laws happen.

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