Thorough Examination and Testing of Local Exhaust Ventilation Systems IP601
This course gives you a practical and theoretical understanding of best control practice for hazardous substances, the role of local exhaust ventilation (LEV) in this regard, and how to test and maintain LEV systems to a standard which reduces occupational ill-health.
Who is it for?
This qualification is suitable for anyone responsible for testing and maintaining LEV systems. This could include:
- LEV engineers (e.g. TExT/commissioning engineers).
- Maintenance managers.
- LEV system designers.
- Installation contractors.
- Occupational hygienists.
- Health and safety practitioners and managers.
- The designated ‘LEV lead’ within a company.
It may also be suitable for those who wish to progress into these job roles.
The level of a qualification indicates the relative complexity and depth of knowledge and skills required to attain the qualification.
This is a level 4 qualification in the BOHS qualifications framework.
Different countries use different levels, but this qualification is comparable to level 4 in the Regulated Qualifications Framework in England and level 5 in the European Qualifications Framework.
How is it delivered?
The IP601 course is typically conducted over four days, which comprises a minimum of 28 hours of learning time*. This includes 22 hours of teaching time and 6 hours of independent study (in your own time).
The course can be delivered more flexibly, such as one day per week, but should still include 22 hours of teaching time.
*This is 4 hours additional teaching time than the UK P601 course; this extra time is not necessary if you are more experienced.
Modules / Learning objectives
To provide you with the knowledge and skills to carry out thorough testing and examination (TExT) of local exhaust ventilation systems, to ensure that they are performing to a high standard.
- Workplace control principles
- Ventilation systems and their performance evaluation
- Health and safety during examination and testing of LEV systems
- Reporting and documentation
You must pass four parts within 12 months:
- Formative Practical Assessment
- Written Theory examination
- Written Practical examination
- Two workplace report submissions
- Further information can be found in the course specification, together with report submission forms and guidance, under the ‘Downloadable Resources’ information box above.
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In addition, the following supporting documentation will be made available to Approved Training Providers once approved by BOHS:
- A support pack for tutors which provides sample examination questions and guidance on the written examinations.
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