MCERTS: personnel competency standard for manual stack emission monitoring

This guidance defines the personnel competency standard and sets out the requirements for personnel to achieve certification under the standard.


Personnel competency standard for manual stack emission monitoring

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Monitoring Certification Scheme (MCERTS) provides a framework of standards you can use to monitor things that affect the environment. This guidance sets out what you must do if you want to become certified to monitor pollution released from chimney stacks.

Published 7 April 2014
Last updated 22 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated MCERTS Personnel Competency Standard for Manual Stack-Emission Monitoring. • Section 3.2 – updated information on the MCERTS register. • Section 5 – moved information on maintaining certification during periods of extended absence into new section of standard. • Annex 2 – included statement in code of conduct about not releasing confidential examination materials or participating in fraudulent examination-taking practices.

  2. 1. Contact details for CSA have been updated. 2. Section 2.2 updated to allow trainees greater flexibility around timescales for taking level 1 examinations.

  3. Updated version of existing document

  4. First published.