BOHS: P402 – Surveying and Sampling Strategies for Asbestos in Buildings

Course Title:

Surveying and Sampling Strategies for Asbestos in Buildings

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This module provides background and practical knowledge in the surveying of buildings for the presence of asbestos and any necessary bulk sampling that may be required. It   also provides general guidance on the management procedures necessary to minimise exposure to any identified asbestos.

Suitable for

Candidates for this course are expected to be aware of the contents of HSG 264 (Asbestos: The Survey Guide) and have a minimum of six months prior  experience of carrying out asbestos surveys.

Learning Objectives

To provide background and practical knowledge in the surveying of buildings for asbestos and to provide general guidance on management procedures necessary to minimise exposure to any identified asbestos.

Exam Format

Formative Practical Assessment: A formative practical assessment is carried out by the training provider during the course. It enables candidates to demonstrate:

  • knowledge of health and safety issues involved in surveying and bulk sampling of asbestos-containing materials,
  • skills in taking samples of different types of asbestos-containing materials commonly used in buildings. (NB: materials that actually contain asbestos are not used in this assessment).

Written Theory Examination: 40 short answer questions to be answered in 120 minutes.

Written Theory Practical: This is an open book practical examination with up to 35 questions.

Programme Outline

  1. Introduction and Legislative Requirements
  2. Asbestos in Buildings
  3. Risk Assessment and Management of Asbestos
  4. Bulk Sampling and Personal Decontamination
  5. Practical Work




At the client’s premises or an agreed off-site location (subject to agreed costs).

Course dates:

Latest course dates: BOHS 2015-16 COURSE DATES
For any bespoke courses dates please phone +44 (0)1375 673279.


It is envisaged that this course will be conducted over 3 days which includes the examination and the practical assessment.  This course will require approximately 16 hours’ study time, of which at least 12 hours will be taught (teaching and practical). The additional study time will be required in the candidates’ own time.


£450 + VAT per delegate, plus £150 BOHS examination feeSpecial rates for in-house courses – price on application.  Minimum of 4 delegates, Maximum of 8 per course.

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