ANSI/IICRC S520 Standard and IICRC R520 Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation

Description

The ANSI/IICRC S520 is a procedural standard for the remediation of mold damaged structures and contents. The ANSI/IICRC S520 is based on reliable remediation and restoration principles, research and practical experience, and attempts to combine essential academic principles with practical elements of water damage restoration for technicians facing "real-life" mold remediation challenges. The S520 and R520 are written for use by those involved in the mold remediation industry, and is the result of collaboration among microbiologists and other scientists, public health professionals, industrial hygienists, remediation contractors, restoration service companies, cleaning and restoration training schools, trade associations that service the professional restoration industry, allied trade-persons and others with related professional and practical experience. ANSI/IICRC S520-2015 Standard and IICRC R520 Reference Guide is published as two separate documents: the standard itself and a supplementary reference guide. The procedural standard is supported by the reference guide. The intent is to use the principles outlined in the reference guide as a tool to better understand and apply the standard itself. However, the reference guide is not considered part of this standard.

Additional S520 Information

Professional Mold Remediation consists of the following components for which procedures as described in the ANSI/IICRC S520 Standard:

  • Principles of Mold Remediation
  • Equipment, Tools and Materials
  • Building and Material Science
  • Remediator Qualifications
  • Safety and Health
  • Administrative Procedures, Documentation and Risk Management
  • Inspection and Preliminary Determination
  • Limitations, Complexities, Complications and Conflicts
  • Structural Remediation
  • HVAC Remediation
  • Contents Remediation
  • Post-Remediation Verification
  • Indoor Environmental Professional
  • Final Documentation

S520 Consensus Body Chair: Jim Pearson                     S520 Consensus Body Vice-Chair: Scott Armour

  • Status Update

The S520 Consensus Body is currently working on revising the 2015 edition of the Standard.

The revised Standard is expected to be available for public review in 2021.

Click here for a webinar recording on the ANSI/IICRC S520 Standard and IICRC R520 Reference Guide - Summary of Changes - What You Need to Know.

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