BOHS Surveying and Sampling Strategies
for Asbestos in Buildings - P402
Asbestos surveyors play an important role in ensuring that building premises are safe for normal occupational use. Following the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012, Regulation 4, they can play a key role in identifying and recording where asbestos is present and likely to be disturbed in a premises and then starting the assessment of that material to determine how hazardous it is.
They also play a crucial role during refurbishment and demolition works to identify the asbestos within the scope of the proposed works, for it to be removed safely. The P402 - Surveying and Sampling Strategies for Asbestos in Buildings qualification gives surveyors the requisite background knowledge and practical skills to identify and safely survey buildings for asbestos.
Who is it for?
This qualification is suitable for
Asbestos surveyors, or managers of surveyors and surveying teams
Asbestos re-inspectors, or anyone that undertakes asbestos re-inspections
Those who require a detailed understanding of asbestos surveying principles (e.g. asbestos report writers, architects, building surveyors etc.)
This is a level 4 qualification in the BOHS qualifications framework, equivalent to NVQ Level 4.
4 days inclusive of all BOHS examinations.
On completion of this module, you will be able to demonstrate appropriate knowledge and the correct practical methods to:
Understand building construction and how asbestos was used
Identify and take samples of different asbestos containing materials
Understand the different survey types and their requirements
Carry out material assessments
Understand and utilise all safety controls during surveys and sampling
Provide accurate and comprehensive survey reports
Building construction and the uses of asbestos
Bulk sampling and material assessments
Candidates are required to pass all of the following parts (A, B and C below) to be awarded this qualification.
A) Practical Assessment - This will be carried out by the tutor during the relevant part of the course.
B) Written Examination 1 - This is an open-book examination comprising of approximately 35 (100 marks) short-answer questions illustrated by photographs and diagrams as appropriate to be answered in 90 minutes and is overseen by a BOHS invigilator.
C) Written Examination 2 - This is an open-book examination comprising of approximately 35 (100 marks) short-answer questions illustrated by photographs and diagrams as appropriate to be answered in 90 minutes and is overseen by a BOHS invigilator.
Candidates who pass all the parts (A, B and C) within 12 months will be awarded a Proficiency Certificate in: (P402) Surveying and Sampling Strategies for Asbestos in Buildings.