IP405 -Management of Asbestos in Buildings

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The BOHS IP405 – Management of Asbestos in Buildings training course provides delegates
with skills to manage more efficiently asbestos in buildings whilst gaining broader understanding
of asbestos removal procedures.

Who is it for?
This is an ideal course for those persons responsible for managing asbestos in a building or
estate. The course covers the basics of surveying of buildings for the presence of asbestos, bulk
sampling and general guidance on management procedures necessary to minimise exposure to
identified asbestos.

Entry requirements
Delegates for this course are expected to be aware of the health risks associated with asbestos
and the general methods for exposure control, especially as they relate to buildings where
asbestos has been used in the construction

What are the main subject areas? 

 Asbestos Properties and Regulatory Requirements
 Management of Asbestos in Buildings
 Asbestos Remediation
 Role of Laboratory/Analysts
 Practical Work

By the end of the course, a delegate should:

 Gain a clear understanding of the legislation relating to asbestos and those aspects of
other health and safety regulations relevant to the management of asbestos in buildings.

 Be able to identify the main types of asbestos materials in buildings, the appropriate
means of recording their locations, and be fully aware of the procedures and methods for
the prevention of future damage to asbestos-containing materials. Candidates should be
able to develop an action plan on the basis of survey information and properly manage
the asbestos that is remaining in the premises by suitable schemes.

 Be thoroughly familiar with current good practice for asbestos remediation, including
encapsulation, sealing and removal operations and should be able to identify examples
of poor working procedures in practical situations.

 Be able to understand the role of the analyst, air monitoring techniques and the four-
stage clearance procedure.

 Be able to convert survey data into a building management action plan, carry out a
thorough appraisal of contractor documentation and methods, and appreciate the
pressures and demands on various parties during an asbestos removal project.
BOHS IP405 Management of Asbestos in Buildings

5 days

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

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

 Written theory examination.
 Written practical examination.