Our guide is available free of charge and aims to serve as the industry standard for competency in occupational hygiene consultancy services.
Members of The Board of Trustees, the Faculty Board and health and safety regulators have all seen examples of where the occupational hygiene consultancy services received by the buyer were not up to the standards expected of a competent occupational hygienist.
There are various reasons this may occur including:
• the work has been estimated and specified by someone without the right level of knowledge in the fundamentals and principles of occupational hygiene,
• site work has been conducted by technician or trainee with a low level of training and/or inadequate supervision by a competent hygienist,
• reports are not checked or reviewed thoroughly enough and contain significant technical flaws.
This guidance aims to assist those offering occupational hygiene consultancy to translate their individual competence into a high quality occupational hygiene consultancy service, raising standards in the process.
BOHS recognise a difference in the likely breadth and depth of knowledge that a Chartered Member or Fellow may have, compared to a Licentiate, and between a Licentiate and a technician or trainee.
Good Practice Guide for Consultants