BOHS Management of Asbestos in Buildings - P405

People that own or manage non-domestic premises have a legal duty under 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.  

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. 

What will I know and do?


P405 – Management of Asbestos in Buildings 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 candidates 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 they should be following.

Course objective

To provide candidates with a good understanding of asbestos surveying, removal, assessment and analytical services and provide the necessary background knowledge to procure, monitor and audit the quality of these services. The course will also provide knowledge of the legal requirements of asbestos management in buildings.

Who is it for?

Anyone who:

  • Manages asbestos in buildings.

  • Procures asbestos-related services.

  • Is a duty holder, or provides assistance to duty holders in a supporting role.

  • Has a surveying, assessment or analytical background and is looking to progress into asbestos management.

  • Manages or oversees asbestos removal on site (e.g. an analyst or building owner).

  • Has the day-to-day responsibility to manage the asbestos register, asbestos data information and asbestos management action plan.

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


Four days plus examinations


Candidates are required to pass two written examinations to be awarded the qualification:

• Written theory examination (WT)

• Written practical examination (WP).


The written examinations usually take place immediately after the course.

How much will it cost?

Classroom based learning - £570.00 + VAT + £160.00 BOHS Exam Fee

In-house training - Please contact us for a quotation


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