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BOHS P402 Course

The British Occupational Hygiene Societies (BOHS) P 402 proficiency qualification course ‘Surveying and Sampling Strategies for Asbestos in Buildings’ has been designed for candidates who wish in principle to become asbestos surveyors. It is also suitable for those who may wish to commission asbestos surveys and require a better understanding.

Regulation 4; of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012), places an explicit duty on the owners and occupiers of non-domestic premises to have an asbestos management plan in place, detailing where the asbestos materials are within their premises. 


To enable the Duty Holder to satisfy their obligations, it is necessary for them to have a detailed asbestos survey carried out by a competent asbestos surveyor.

This BOHS P402 course is based on the requirements of CAR 2012 and trains the candidates to survey for the presence of asbestos materials, in accordance with HSG 264 ‘Asbestos: The Survey Guide’.

Whose the course for

  • 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.

What are the Main Subject Areas

  • Legislation and guidance for asbestos practitioners.

  • The properties of asbestos and health effects of exposure to asbestos fibres.

  • The types of asbestos and its uses in buildings.

  • The types of asbestos surveys.

  • The asbestos register, risk assessment and management plan.

  • Asbestos remediation.

  • The role of asbestos analysts and laboratory procedures

What are the Entry Levels

BOHS recommends that the candidates have an Awareness of the contents of the following:

  • The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (Regulation 4).

  • L143 - Managing and working with asbestos ACOP and guidance.

  • HSG248 - Asbestos: The analysts’ guide for sampling, analysis and clearance procedures.

  • HSG264 - The Survey Guide

How Long is the Course

The course is delivered over a 5 day period.

  • Day 1 – 4   covers the required syllabus, including practical   work books and simulation / scenarios

  • Day 5  Exams (Invidulated)


On completion of the course, candidates must pass a two part examination

  • Written Theory Examination

  • Written Practical


NB: Candidates have a 12 month period in which to pass the two parts of the legislation

Ferncroft Environmental UK, who deliver the courses are full members of UKATA and BOHS.

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