The Group Authority Licence

The Faculty of Occupational Hygiene (FOH) holds a Group Authority Licence, granted by the Home Office. This licence permits any member of FOH to possess sampling media containing 1-(2-methoxyphenyl)piperazine, for the purpose of conducting the Method for Determination of Hazardous Substances for measuring organic isocyanates in air (MDHS 25). 

Active members of FOH are permitted to operate under the licence as long as they comply with the requirements of the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP); you can view and download this at the bottom of this page.

The licence conditions also require that all FOH members notify BOHS by 1 December each year of any usage, or planned usage, of MDHS25 during the current calendar year. BOHS uses this information to submit an annual report to the Home Office. 

Notification of usage - Add your entry here

Please notify us below of your actual or planned usage of the sampling media under the licence operated by BOHS' Faculty of Occupational Hygiene. (Click on the + sign below to add your entry),  You will need to add an entry to confirm usage every calendar year.

If you use the licence, please ensure that your records are up to date as you may be asked to provide proof as part of the annual audit process. The document templates can be viewed and downloaded from the bottom of this page.

GAL Assessment

 

From the 1st January 2022, every Faculty member, using the Group Authority Licence, is required to complete the GAL Assessment. This assessment aims to ensure that BOHS members using this technique have a sufficient basic understanding of the Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) to use it effectively in the field while complying with Home Office licensing conditions.  

The new test aims to ensure that BOHS members using this technique have a sufficient basic understanding of the SOP to use it effectively in the field while complying with Home Office licensing conditions. 

The test can be taken an unlimited number of times, but members applying to use or continue to use the license will need to show that they can answer all questions correctly.

To access the assessment please visit our training site and also read through the Help Sheet to Creating an Account and Accessing the Assessment.

Remember your must complete this assessment to access the Licence

Further information and downloads

We have collated the documents that you will need to follow if you decide to operate under the FOH Group Authority Licence. You can view or download these documents here;

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
Local Standard Operating Procedure - Form
Individual Work Record Sheet – Form
Audit of Records Cover Sheet

If you have been selected for audit please download and read this presentation which has been created to help you with your audit paperwork
                          
If you require any further information about the licence, please contact the Membership team , who will be delighted to help:

  Tel: + (0)1332 250714

  Email: [email protected]