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 CAR2012 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 give surveyors the requisite background knowledge and practical skills to identify and safely survey buildings for asbestos. 

What will I know and do?

Purpose

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.

The requirement to be formally trained in asbestos surveying work is outlined in HSG264: The Survey Guide, which states that in order to be competent or UKAS-accredited, a surveyor must have sufficient training, qualifications, knowledge, experience and ability to carry out surveying duties. P402 is also quoted in HSG264 as being the most commonly held qualification in the field of asbestos surveying.

Course objective

To provide candidates with the background knowledge and practical skills in surveying buildings for asbestos, the assessment of asbestos-containing materials, and to provide general guidance on management procedures necessary to minimise exposure to any identified 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.)

Entry requirements

Candidates are expected to have a basic awareness of the contents of HSG264 Asbestos: The Survey Guide.

How to study

You can choose how to study for this qualification in a number of different ways such as;

  • Classroom based learning

  • In-house training

Duration

Three days plus examinations.

Assessment

Candidates must pass three parts within 12 months:  

  • Formative practical assessment 

  • Written Theory examination

  • Written Practical examination 

How much will it cost?

Classroom based learning - £495.00 + VAT + £160.00 BOHS Exam Fee

In-house training - Please contact us for a quotation

Guidance

A full range of asbestos guidance and publications can be found on the HSE website by clicking here

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