Asbestos is present within many buildings and past exposure has resulted in thousands of deaths every year.
Why not be part of the fight to reduce that number and be an asbestos buster?
As an analyst or surveyor, your skills in identifying, analysing and monitoring materials will assist employers and property owners in understanding the risks asbestos presents.
You’ll advise on how to control these risks, as well as inspecting buildings, premises and machinery.
The widespread nature of asbestos means you’ll likely be on the road a lot and will visit a range of locations.
To ensure no conflict of interest, your role will not involve removal work, which must be carried out by an independent organisation. You’ll assess the presence of any material and identify whether removal needs to take place.
Top 5 Tasks
- Be an asbestos buster
- Inspect buildings and machinery
- Monitor and manage removal operations
- Advise businesses and property owners on risks
- Analyse asbestos samples
The average Asbestos Analyst’s salary in the UK is around £27,000.
Salaries depend on location, employer and level of responsibility.
Am I Suited?
- Excellent communicator
- Hands on
- Working outdoors
- Science geek
In a heavily regulated industry, qualifications have become necessary to help show competence.
Qualifications are written into the asbestos regulations in The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and supporting Approved Code of Practice L143.
> RSPH Level 3 Award in Air monitoring and clearance procedures.
> RSPH Level 3 Award in surveying
> RSPH Level 3 Award in Bulk Analysis.
All three qualifications as recognised by OFQUAL and by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service, referenced by The Health & Safety Executive and meet the requirements of OFQUAL. Individuals cannot undertake any of the three disciplines without completing the qualification. This is a legal requirement as described in The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.