To provide candidates with practical knowledge and skills to manage asbestos in buildings and to provide a basic knowledge of asbestos removal procedures
Candidates for this course are expected to be aware of the contents of The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and in particular Regulation 4 and the supporting Approved Code of Practice and guidance L143 Managing and
working with asbestos
The syllabus is structured into five sections:
2 Management of Asbestos in Buildings
3 Asbestos Remediation
4 Role of Laboratory/Analysts
5 Practical Work
Legislation (20%) Educational Objectives
Candidates 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
Management of Asbestos in Buildings (30%) Educational Objectives
Candidates should be able to identify the main types of asbestos materials
in buildings,the appropriate means of recording the irlocations,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.
Asbestos Remediation (20%) Educational Objectives
Candidates should 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
Role of the Laboratory/Analyst (5%) Educational Objectives
Candidates should be able to understand the role of the analyst, air monitoring techniques and the four-stage clearance procedure
Practical Work (25%) Educational Objectives
Candidates should 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.
Candidates are required to pass two written examinations to be awarded the module.
A 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.
B 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.
Course Duration4 days
Number of Delegates
Candidates who pass both examinations will be awarded a Proficiency Certificate in Management of Asbestos in Buildings