Airborne Environmental Consultants

BOHS P402 - Surveying and sampling strategies for Asbestos in buildings

£550 ex VAT & a BOHS exam fee of £170 per delegate



Syllabus/Course Structure and Assessment

The main subject areas of the course are:

Candidates are required to pass all of the following parts (A, B and C below) to be awarded the module:

A: The Practical Assessment

The practical assessment must be carried out by the Tutor during the relevant part of the course for all candidates. This is to ensure that every candidate can demonstrate their individual ability to:

B: Written Examination 1

This is an open-book examination comprising of approximately 35 (100 marks) short-answer questions illustrated by photographs and diagrams as appropriate to be answered in 90 minutes and is overseen by a BOHS invigilator. The examination covers sections 1 and 2 of the syllabus with achievable marks in proportion to the time allocation given on the front page of the syllabus. The overall pass mark is 55% with a requirement to reach at least 45% of the available marks in each section of the syllabus.

C: Written Examination 2

This is an open-book examination comprising of approximately 35 (100 marks) short-answer questions illustrated by photographs and diagrams as appropriate to be answered in 90 minutes. The examination covers sections 3, 4 and 5 of the syllabus with achievable marks in proportion to the time allocation given on the front page of the syllabus and is overseen by a BOHS invigilator. The overall pass mark is 55% with a requirement to reach at least 45% of the available marks in each section of the syllabus.

Who is this course 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.)
  • Prior Knowledge and Understanding 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 assisting on asbestos surveys. In addition, candidates are expected to have had training to cover the core competencies outlined within the foundation material detailed within Table A9.1 of HSG248 Asbestos: The Analysts' Guide (July 2021). This may be achieved by In -house learning or through the P400 foundation module.

Course Timing

Duration: 3 days

Start time: 9am on course day, 10am on exam day

Finish time: Approximately 4pm

Written Exam 1: Open book, Approx 35 questions, 90 minutes

Written Exam 2: Open book, Approx 35 questions, 90 minutes







Thank you for your course/exam booking with AEC.

Please note, from Monday 4th April 2022 we will now require BOHS Candidate Information Forms to be sent to us to process your exam booking with BOHS, this form must be completed and returned to training@aec.uk.net within 48 hours of making the booking, without this form, we cannot order an exam paper for you.

The reason for the above is because BOHS will now be using an online exam software provider, Eva, to provide the function to generate online and paper exams.

This should help speed up the turnaround time for the marking process.

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