Asbestos Analyst Cards
Analysts can gain ATaC AMI Skills Cards, which carry the CSCS logo, for access to construction sites. Applications can be made by employers and individual analysts for temporary red and Academically Qualified Person (AQP) white cards.
Temporary red cards
- Trainee Asbestos Analyst – valid for 1 year, not renewable
- Apprentice Asbestos Analyst / Surveyor – valid for 3 years, not renewable
- Trainee Asbestos Analyst / Surveyor – valid for 1 year, not renewable
Academically Qualified Person (AQP) White cards
- Asbestos Analyst – valid for 5 years, renewable
- Asbestos Analyst / Surveyor – valid for 5 years, renewable
By carrying the CSCS logo these cards provide a means to verify identity and that the analyst has the required qualifications to carry out asbestos analytical work on a construction / demolition site.
All physical cards issued by ATaC use smart technology and contain an electronic chip. This can be used to check the identity of the card holder and when ATaC updates a card holders’ qualifications the chip in the card will automatically be updated.
Virtual smartcards can also be issued to applicants, at no additional cost, if the applicant provides a personal mobile number and email address on the application form. A virtual smartcard is a smartcard that is stored in an app on the card holders’ smartphone or tablet (this can be used instead of or as well as a physical card). Full details on the smartcard system and app are available here
Requirements to gain a CSCS Card
The training and/or qualifications required to gain a temporary red card or a white card are listed in the ATaC AMI Skills Card Scheme Information booklet which is available to view/download on this page.
Information on how to gain the RSPH Level 3 Award in Air Monitoring and Clearance Procedures qualification via ATaC is available here