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BOHS Management of Asbestos in
Buildings - P405

Introduction

People that own or manage non-domestic premises have a legal duty under the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012, Regulation 4 to manage identified asbestos within their premises, and to protect those working within them from exposure to asbestos. The effective management of identified asbestos in buildings is an essential and challenging area of work, often requiring the procurement of services from asbestos surveyors, removal contractors and analysts.  

P405 – Management of Asbestos in Buildings (including Asbestos Removal) is the industry-standard qualification for those whose work involves asbestos management, such as duty holders, building managers, responsible persons, and those who look after asbestos management data. It provides the background knowledge required to manage identified asbestos in buildings and ensures that appropriate management processes are followed and documented properly. It also gives you the knowledge to make better procurement decisions, and to monitor the quality of the services provided by other asbestos professionals through understanding the standards and procedures that you should be following.  

 

The P405 qualification conforms with the training requirements outlined in CAR 2012, Regulation 4 and L143 – Managing and working with asbestos Approved Code of Practice. 

Who is it for?

The qualification is suitable for duty holders, or anyone who assists them in the discharge of their responsibilities. It is also suitable for anyone who: 

  • Manages asbestos in buildings 

  • Procures asbestos-related services 

  • Wishes to progress into asbestos management from asbestos surveying or analysis 

Level

 

The level of a qualification indicates the relative complexity and depth of knowledge and skills required to attain the qualification.  

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

 

Duration

5 days inclusive of all BOHS examinations.

Learning Outcomes

 

On completion of this module, you will be able to demonstrate the correct method for:

  • Understanding the legal framework and how it applies

  • Understanding the different survey types and their requirements

  • Developing an action plan and properly managing asbestos

  • Identifying appropriate asbestos remediation procedures

  • Understanding the air monitoring required following asbestos remediation

Content

 

  1. Legislation

  2. Management of Asbestos in Buildings

  3. Asbestos Remediation

  4. Role of the Laboratory/Analysts

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 (140 marks) short answer questions illustrated by photographs and diagrams as appropriate to be answered in 120 minutes. The examination covers sections 1 and 2 of the syllabus, with achievable marks in proportion to the time allocation given on the front page of the syllabus and is overseen by a BOHS invigilator.

C) Written Examination 2 - This is an open-book examination comprising of approximately 35 (140 marks) shortanswer questions illustrated by photographs and diagrams as appropriate to be answered in 120 minutes. The examination covers sections 3 and 4 of the syllabus, with achievable marks in proportion to the time allocation given on the front page of the syllabus 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: (P405) Proficiency Certificate in Management of Asbestos in Buildings (including asbestos removal).