Element Materials Technology

Competency Auditor (Asbestos)

Job Locations UK-Cheshire-Stockport


Element has an opportunity for a Competency Auditor to undertake site competency audits as required.  This is an opportunity for someone with a strong work ethic and the willingness to learn and develop.  As an Asbestos Auditor, you will be responsible for ensuring that Element technical site-based staff are working in accordance to current CAR 2012 (Control of Asbestos Regulations), and Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance and Element ‘Standard Operating Procedures’ (SOPs).


You will be well organised in your daily work and you will have the ability to work under your own initiative as well as working unsupervised as part of a team. Attention to detail and accuracy are just as important as strong communication and prioritising skills and the ability to multitask. 



  • Undertaking site competency audits
  • Reviewing content of peer competency audits
  • Updating staff training records where applicable to reflect audits and training undertaken
  • Updating Skills Matrix, Audit tracker and TEAMS authorisations following submission/completion of satisfactory audits
  • Assisting with the induction of new starters as directed by the Quality Manager
  • Ensuring the maintenance of the site equipment registers
  • Ensuring that all staff are assessed in relation to UKAS requirements, HSE Guidance and Element Standard Operating Procedures
  • You will be responsible for managing your own time but will be expected to carry out all audits within the following disciplines:Bulk analysis, 4 Stage Clearance, Management Survey’s, Refurbishment Survey’s & Demolition Survey’s

Skills / Qualifications

  • The successful candidate must hold BOHS P402-P404 or equivalent and would preferably hold BOHS P401
  • The candidate would preferably be CoC Asbestos and preferably hold a recognised auditing qualification
  • Significant experience operating with a UKAS accredited environment 
  • Experience of working with a Quality management system to ISO 17025, ISO 17020 and 19011 standards
  • Sound knowledge of the asbestos QMS procedures - the ability to ensure that these are clearly relayed, understood and adhered to
  • Knowledge of relevant HSE Guidance (e.g. HSG 248, HSG 264) and UKAS documents (Lab30, RG8, etc.)
  • Ability to work within, and preferably have experience of, the nuclear sector
  • Ability and willingness to work independently as dictated by variable site requirements
  • A confident and assertive individual with the ability to provide effective leadership, motivate staff and foster a collaborative team spirit in a dynamic testing and consulting environment
  • Positive and enthusiastic personality with strong planning and organisational skills
  • The candidate must be willing to travel and work away from home for extended periods


Company Overview

We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration businesses in the world.


We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.


Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money; and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.


Our mission is simple: to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner.


We have four values that we strive to live by every single day.

  • Safety - We keep our colleagues and visitors safe
  • Integrity - We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing
  • Excellence - We set new standards of excellence in everything we do
  • Partnership - We work together for the benefit of our customers

When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY.  We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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