BOHS Approved
Training Courses

As a British Occupational Hygiene Society approved training provider, our qualified and experienced in-house trainers can teach BOHS P module courses and offer examinations on your premises or ours, nationally.

You can download our 2019 open course schedule for BOHS courses here.

  • P401 Identification of Asbestos in Bulk Samples (PLM)

    Course duration: 3 days

    Gain knowledge of the theory and practice of asbestos sample identification techniques using polarised light microscopy (PLM).

    Who is it for?

    Anyone involved in laboratory-based analysis of asbestos samples. Attendees should have 3 months’ prior experience.

    What are the objectives?

    The course gives you an understanding of the nature of asbestos and its associated health effects, as well as reviewing products containing asbestos. Learn the theory and application of polarised light microscopy, and the analytical procedures involved in HSG248 – The Analyst’s Guide.

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  • P402 Surveying and Sampling Strategies for Asbestos in Buildings / Virtual -On-Line

    Course duration: 3 days

    Learn the basics of building surveying for the presence of asbestos, bulk sampling and management procedures to minimise exposure.

    Who is it for?

    Anyone wishing to inspect premises to locate and identify asbestos containing materials and safely take samples for analysis.

    What are the objectives?

    This course equips you with the skills and practical knowledge to undertake asbestos surveys and use various sampling techniques. It covers the management of identified asbestos to minimise exposure, as well as general guidance on management procedures.

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  • P403 Asbestos Fibre Counting (PCM)

    Course duration: 2 days

    Gain theoretical and practical knowledge in the techniques of fibre counting of asbestos air samples using phase contrast microscopy (PCM).

    Who is it for?

    Anyone wishing to carry out airborne asbestos fibre counting. Candidates who wish to carry out asbestos air monitoring and clearance work (including 4-stage re-occupancy certification) also require BOHS P404 qualification.

    What are the objectives?

    The course deals with the theory and practice of fibre counting of asbestos air samples using phase contrast microscopy (PCM) techniques. It will equip you with the practical knowledge and skills to be able to carry out asbestos fibre counting in accordance with HSG248.

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  • P404 Air Sampling and Clearance Testing of Asbestos

    Course duration: 2 days

    Gain theoretical and practical knowledge of techniques for air sampling and clearance testing procedures.

    Who is it for?

    Anyone wishing to carry out asbestos air monitoring and clearance work including 4-stage re-occupancy certification following asbestos removal and treatment works. Candidates who wish to carry out this work will also require BOHS P403 qualification.

    What are the objectives?

    You will gain an understanding of the techniques of air sampling, enclosure inspection, clearance testing and the 4-stage certificate of re-occupation. Gain the practical knowledge and skills to be able to carry out asbestos air sampling and clearance work in accordance with HSG248.

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  • P405 Asbestos Management in Buildings – Virtual / Online

    Course duration: 4 days

    Gain practical knowledge and skills to manage asbestos in buildings and learn the basics of asbestos removal procedures.

    Who is it for?

    Those responsible for managing asbestos in buildings and auditing asbestos removal projects.

    What are the objectives?

    This course equips you with the practical skills to manage asbestos in buildings and a basic knowledge of asbestos removal procedures. It covers a broad range of asbestos related topics including the nature of asbestos, its properties and health effects, asbestos in buildings, asbestos management plans and strategies, as well as the roles of asbestos surveyors, contractors and analysts.

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  • D407 / P407 Managing Asbestos in Premises – The Duty Holder Requirements

    Course duration: 3 days

    Designed to provide the practical knowledge and skills to manage asbestos in premises and give a basic knowledge of asbestos management plans.

    Who is it for?

    • Duty Holders
    • Anyone providing Duty Holder services, including Specialist Consultants.
    • Anyone who is responsible for writing and/or auditing asbestos management plans and writing asbestos policy.

    What are the objectives?
    To develop an in-depth understanding of how asbestos in non-domestic premises must be appropriately managed whilst complying with the requirements of the governing legal framework and specific legal responsibilities. The development of this knowledge will also include the ability to write the required and detailed overarching asbestos management plan and policy for the organisation.

    Understand the legislation relating to asbestos and its management, while gaining the knowledge and skills to manage asbestos in premises. Learn to identify types of asbestos materials and gain a basic knowledge of asbestos management plans, policies and procedures, their implementation and checks on effectiveness.

    Subject Areas

    • Legislation and Guidance Documents
    • Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs)
    • Development of a Strategy for Compliance
    • The Asbestos Management Plan
    • Asbestos Incidents

    Entry Requirements:

    Before taking the qualification, candidates must hold either P405 – Management of Asbestos in Buildings OR a Certificate of Competence (Asbestos). They should also be currently working in a role where they are responsible for managing asbestos in a work premises or developing the management plans for premises and factories. Where candidates do not have current experience as a Duty Holder, or were awarded the P405 qualification more than 3 years ago, training providers must assess whether the candidate is ready to take the D407 qualification.

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Upcoming Courses

All courses are available 7 days a week and can be held in our purpose built facilities or at your own premises. For a bespoke solution please contact Rosie on 0345 456 9953.

Course name Body Duration Location Date
D407 / P407 Managing Asbestos in Premises – The Duty Holder Requirements BOHS 3 days   Request Book Now
P401 Identification of Asbestos in Bulk Samples (PLM) BOHS 3 days   Request Enquire
P403 Asbestos Fibre Counting (PCM) BOHS 2 days Newcastle-under-Lyme 17th November 2020 Book Now
P404 Air Sampling and Clearance Testing of Asbestos BOHS 2 days Newcastle-under-Lyme 19th November 2020 Book Now
P402 Surveying and Sampling Strategies for Asbestos in Buildings / Virtual -On-Line BOHS 3 days Newcastle-under-Lyme 21st December 2020 Book Now
P403 Asbestos Fibre Counting (PCM) BOHS 2 days Newcastle-under-Lyme 19th January 2021 Book Now
P404 Air Sampling and Clearance Testing of Asbestos BOHS 2 days Newcastle-under-Lyme 19th January 2021 Book Now
P402 Surveying and Sampling Strategies for Asbestos in Buildings / Virtual -On-Line BOHS 3 days Newcastle-under-Lyme 17th February 2021 Book Now
P403 Asbestos Fibre Counting (PCM) BOHS 2 days Newcastle-under-Lyme 16th March 2021 Book Now
P404 Air Sampling and Clearance Testing of Asbestos BOHS 2 days Newcastle-under-Lyme 18th March 2021 Book Now
P402 Surveying and Sampling Strategies for Asbestos in Buildings / Virtual -On-Line BOHS 3 days Newcastle-under-Lyme 21st April 2021 Book Now

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