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BOHS Surveying and Sampling Strategies
for Asbestos in Buildings - P402

Introduction

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.) 

Level

 

This is a level 4 qualification in the BOHS qualifications framework, equivalent to NVQ Level 4.

 

Duration

4 days inclusive of all BOHS examinations.

Learning Outcomes

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

Content

 

  1. Building construction and the uses of asbestos

  2. Survey types

  3. Bulk sampling and material assessments

  4. Survey reports

  5. Quality control

Assessment

 

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.

 

Certification

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.