BOHS announces the closure of ABICS
23 January 2013
It is with deep regret that the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) announces the closure of the Asbestos Building Inspectors Certification Scheme (ABICS). Steve Perkins, chief executive of BOHS, states: "Desp
Steve Perkins, chief executive of BOHS, states: "Despite the support of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the cooperation with UKAS, and the high level of initial interest from individual surveyors that ABICS has always generated, we have come to the conclusion - after eight years of significant and unsustainable investment - that a voluntary certification scheme is not viable in the extremely competitive environment of asbestos surveying."