Management of Asbestos in Buildings – BOHS P405

COURSE DURATION

4 days

FOR WHOM THE TRAINING IS INTENDED

The course is designed to offer candidates the practical knowledge and skills to be able to manage asbestos in buildings and give a knowledge base to audit asbestos removal projects.  The course is also useful for those that are responsible for managing asbestos in a building or estates that have no real experience within the asbestos industry.

THE AIM OF THE TRAINING

To provide candidates with practical knowledge and skills to manage asbestos in buildings and to provide a basic knowledge of asbestos removal procedures.

COURSE CONTENT

The course covers a broad range of asbestos related matters including the nature of asbestos, its properties and health effects, asbestos in buildings, asbestos management plans & strategies, the roles of asbestos surveyors, contractors and analysts.

The syllabus is structured into five sections:

  • Legislation
  • Management of Asbestos in Buildings
  • Asbestos Remediation
  • Role of Laboratory/Analysts
  • Practical Work

ASSESSMENT

Written Theory Examination

This is a closed-book examination comprising 40 short-answer questions to be answered in two hours. The examination covers sections 1 to 4 of the syllabus in proportion to the time allocation given on the front page the syllabus. The examination is overseen by a BOHS invigilator.

Written Practical Examination

This is an open-book practical examination with up to 35 questions, illustrated with photographs and including diagrams and extracts from documents, to be answered in two hours. The examination covers section 5 of the syllabus in proportion to the time allocation shown in section 5. Candidates are permitted to access relevant reference material but not electronic databases, computers, tablets or mobile phones. Communication between candidates is not permitted. The examination is overseen by a BOHS invigilator

CERTIFICATION

Candidates who pass both examinations within 12 months will be awarded a Proficiency Certificate in Management of Asbestos in Buildings.