Rob and Rob upskill with new P qualifications from BOHS

Filtermist colleagues Rob Fullwood and Rob Lunn were celebrating in December as they both were awarded ‘P’ qualifications from BOHS.

Having already achieved his P601, Systems Sales Manager Rob Fullwood has now been awarded his P604 Performance Evaluation, Commissioning and Management of Local Exhaust Ventilation Systems accreditation. The course expands on the knowledge gained in P601 and includes practical and theoretical understanding of how to fully commission or re-commission an LEV system, to ensure that it has been designed properly and can effectively control airborne contaminants in the workplace.

“The P qualifications are a must for anyone working in our industry and now I have P601 and 604 under my belt I’m hoping to add to this with the P602 – Basic Design Principles of Local Exhaust Ventilation Systems course in the future,” Rob commented.

Projects Engineer Rob Lunn received his P601 Thorough Examination and Testing of Local Exhaust Ventilation Systems accreditation in the Christmas post!

“Going through the P601 training will be invaluable for me when speaking with customers and suppliers. The training has formalised some of the skills I already had as well as improving my overall knowledge on LEV systems,” said Rob.

There are currently over 25 Filtermist employees who are either P qualified already or are undertaking training towards one of the qualifications. This is underpinned by Filtermist’s commitment to training and development for every employee.

“We have a target of providing 30 training hours per employee, per year which is achieved through a mix of in-house and external courses and masterclasses designed to upskill all employees on an ongoing basis,” said Jo Morris, Director of Shared Services.

The BOHS P qualifications also ensure Filtermist is proving competency in all areas of LEV specification, installation, commissioning and maintenance. Group QSHE Manager Gail Lees explains:

“We want to take the uncertainty away from our customers when it comes to meeting the necessary requirements to meet the needs of LEV legislation. From a health and safety compliance perspective the P certifications are one of the most important external qualifications for Filtermist. We work with a detailed competency matrix and have identified various training opportunities for colleagues as part of their continual professional development, meaning our customers can be assured they are working with qualified and knowledgeable people.”

Filtermist prides itself on its full-service offering – not only does it manufacture its own brand of oil mist filters, dust collectors (under the Dustcheck brand) and industrial vacuum cleaners (under the Kerstar brand) here in the UK, but it also provides a complete installation, commissioning and aftersales package meaning customers can access all of the support they need to remain COSHH compliant in one place.

All Filtermist customers are given a comprehensive Commissioning Report at the end of each installation which includes key data that future Thorough Examination and Test Reports (TExT) use as a benchmark.

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