RSPH Level 3 Award in Asbestos Surveying

This is a formal asbestos surveying qualification designed by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) to provide the theory and practical knowledge, and the skills required for surveying buildings for asbestos and developed around HSG264 Asbestos: The Survey Guide.
This qualification is approved by the qualifications regulator, Ofqual.

UKAS document RG 8, ‘Accreditation of Bodies Surveying for Asbestos in Premises’, states that all asbestos surveyors must hold formal recognised qualifications (in addition to demonstrable knowledge, experience and in-house training). This qualification is recognised by UKAS for this purpose.

Candidates can take this qualification at an Asbestos Removal Contractors Association venue throughout the year. ARCA also offers the option to gain this RSPH qualification by undertaking remote training followed with a centre-based exam day, or by undertaking one day of assessments, the exam day only option.

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Candidates are assessed on their practical competence, which culminates in a written exam (short answer questions).

The four units covered are:

  • Unit One: Asbestos types, uses, health effects and legislation
  • Unit Two: Asbestos surveying and management of asbestos in buildings
  • Unit Three: Bulk sampling of asbestos
  • Unit Four: Use of decontamination units and Class H vacuum cleaners during asbestos surveys

On successful completion of the exam and practical assessment candidates will be awarded a nationally recognised RSPH certificate.

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Candidates are required to have prior knowledge of all areas which are defined within the Qualification Information booklet before attendance and have sufficient practical experience.

Candidates with little experience may struggle with the pace of delivery as designed for those with some experience.

Three days at an ARCA centre (including exam day). Candidates who require a resit can book for exam day only.

For Members the fee is £520 (exc vat) and a registration fee of £86.
For Non-Members the fee is £570 (exc vat) and a registration fee of £86.

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