Asbestos Testing and Consultancy Association (ATaC)

Asbestos Testing and Consultancy Association (ATaC)

RSPH Level 3 Award in Asbestos Bulk Analysis Training



This RSPH asbestos air monitoring and clearance procedures qualification is approved by the qualifications regulator, Ofqual. This Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) qualification has been designed to provide the theory and practical knowledge and skills required for analysts to undertake bulk analysis of asbestos samples.

UKAS document LAB30 ‘Application of ISO/IEC 17025 for Asbestos Sampling and Testing’, states that all asbestos analysts carrying out air monitoring and 4 stage clearances must hold formal recognised qualifications (in addition to demonstrable knowledge, experience and in-house training). This qualification is recognised by UKAS for this purpose.

Our tutors have extensive industry knowledge and experience in delivering this qualification. Candidates can take this qualification at an Asbestos Testing and Consultancy Association venue across the country and throughout the year.

Candidates are assessed on their practical competence, which culminates in a written exam (short answer questions), which is set and administered in conjunction with RSPH.

The units covered are:

  • What is asbestos?
  • Uses, health effects and legislation
  • Theory of asbestos bulk analysis
  • Perform the tasks of bulk analysis of asbestos samples

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


  • Candidates are required to have prior knowledge and sufficient practical experience.
  • Also candidates should complete the pre-reading before attendance.


Three days at an ATaC/ARCA centre.
Exam only and re-sit days are run on the last Friday of every scheduled qualification.

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