BOHS announces the closure of ABICS

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The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) has today announced the closure of the Asbestos Building Inspectors Certification Scheme (ABICS).

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HSG264 - 'Asbestos: The survey guide' states that "Accreditation and personnel certification are both valid schemes for demonstrating competence in performing asbestos surveys".

This now means that there is no accredited personnel certification scheme to assess the competence of individual surveyors who work as sole traders or in organisations with only a few surveyors who are not UKAS accredited for asbestos surveying.

Organisations can demonstrate technical competence in asbestos surveying through accreditation to ISO/IEC 17020, through UKAS accreditation.

Pattinson Scientific Services hold UKAS accreditation for asbestos surveying.

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