Air Monitoring, Clearance Inspections & Reoccupation Following Removal of Asbestos

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The BOHS IP404 Air Monitoring, Clearance Inspections and Reoccupation Following the
Removal of Asbestos, is an international asbestos qualification recognised by WorkSafe NZ for
Asbestos Assessors.

The course offers a range of theory and practical knowledge for those conducting asbestos
removal and remediation projects.  This equips an independent asbestos assessor the necessary
skills to check and implement

measures that are effective to ensure the area is safe to re occupy at the end of the project. This
qualification covers the skills and knowledge an asbestos assessor needs, from air monitoring
and clearance testing through to reporting findings and issuing a clearance certificate of re-
occupation to enable the client to move back in to their premises following works


Who is it for?
This course is for anyone residing in a country that does not have a recognised asbestos
assessment qualification, and who undertakes clearance testing as part of their work (e.g.
asbestos assessors).

What are the entry requirements?
Awareness of the relevant documents which give good practice guidance on post removal or
remediation work for the assessment of reoccupation.
Experience of undertaking clearance testing (including air sampling and issuing clearance

What are the main subject areas? 
 Good practice in asbestos removal or remediation.
 Asbestos Removal Control Plans.
 Air sampling for asbestos.
 Enclosures, clearance air monitoring and reporting.
How long does it take?
Normally 4 days as a set course.
BOHS IP404 Air Monitoring, Clearance Inspections and
Reoccupation Following the Removal of Asbestos

Course Content
BOHS IP404 Covers:
 Asbestos removal control plan
 Air sampling for asbestos
 Enclosures, clearance air monitoring and reporting
 Practical work
By the end of the course, a delegate should:
 Have a clear understanding of the health effects relating to asbestos and current best
practice for asbestos removal and remediation.
 Be thoroughly familiar with current good practice in the design and construction of
enclosures for asbestos remediation, and must be able to identify examples of poor
working procedures in a practical situation.
 Have a detailed knowledge of the best practice methods for sampling of airborne
asbestos fibres.
 Be able to describe the methods used to inspect and test an enclosure used for asbestos
removal, and to describe the various stages for clearance inspections.
 Be able to carry out the full air monitoring procedure, correctly use PPE/RPE and
personal decontamination, and understand the various stages of clearance inspections
through to issuing clearance certificates.

What level is it?
Level 4 in the BOHS qualifications framework.

How do candidates pass it?  
Candidates must pass three parts within 12 months:

 Formative practical assessment.
 Written theory examination.
 Written practical examination.