Two members of our dust extraction department, Stephen Jackson and Christian Taylor, have passed their P602 theory exam. Now they just need to complete two case studies and they will be P602 qualified.
What is the P602?
The P602 is a British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) local exhaust ventilation (LEV) training course in LEV Basic Design Principles. The course equips delegates with the theoretical and practical knowledge to design LEV systems. Most importantly, on completion of the course, delegates are able to commission, examine and test LEV systems. In addition, they are able to prepare suitable LEV records (manuals, log books etc.)
Both Steve and Chris already have the P601 qualification (Thorough Examination & Testing of LEV Plant) under their belts. The P601 is a prerequisite for the P602. Another prerequisite of the course is to have a good understanding of the HSE’s Guide HSG258.
What the P602 equips you to do
On completion of the P602 training course, among other things, delegates should be able to:
- Design a basic LEV system
- Calculating an appropriate benchmark for selecting the correct hood
- Design partial enclosures, receptor hoods etc.
- Perform commissioning tests
- Prepare the necessary records of the basis of the design
- Specify an appropriate fan
- Calculate system pressure loss
Who is the P602 suitable for?
The qualification is suitable for engineers, health and safety professionals, technical staff etc. In fact, the course is for anyone who has day-to-day involvement with the specification, design, testing, occupational hygiene and contract management of LEV plant.
Other BOHS LEV courses
The P602 is part of a wider programme of BOHS qualifications (P601, P603, P604, and W201). Firstly, these qualifications serve to help engineers gain professional recognition through BOHS. Secondly, the P602 LEV Design qualification also meets the membership criteria for the Institute of LEV Engineers (ILEVE) and the Society of Operations Engineers (SOE).
Well done to Steve and Chris for passing their P602 theory exam. We now wish them well as they start on their case studies.