IP402 Asbestos Surveying in Buildings

IP402 International Proficiency Qualification Surveying and Sampling Strategies for Asbestos in Buildings

IP402 Surveying and Sampling Strategies for Asbestos in Buildings is the first of the suite of international qualifications. Asbestos surveyors play a critical role in preventing exposure to asbestos. This qualification covers the basic tried and tested knowledge and skills required to locate and identify asbestos-containing materials in buildings and provide advice to minimise the risk of exposure.

BOHS IP402

Asbestos surveying in buildings qualification covers the basic knowledge and skills required to locate and identify asbestos-containing materials in buildings.

This course provides the essential knowledge to minimise the risk of exposure. This course qualification assesses at how to correctly take asbestos samples from buildings, what to look for, the correct surveying strategy, documentation required and tools, equipment , asbestos registers, and regulations and legislation which effects the PCBU (person conducting business undertakings).

Duration

3 days including assessment and exams.

Who should attend?

This is an ideal course for anyone who resides in the country who surveys buildings with asbestos as part of their work and does not have a recognised asbestos surveying qualification. With completion of this course they will manage to work as an asbestos surveyor or manage asbestos surveyors and surveying teams.

Entry requirements

A basic knowledge of asbestos surveying principles. Some experience of asbestos surveying under the supervision of a competent surveyor would be beneficial.

Course content

  • Health effects of exposure to asbestos fibres;
  • Types of asbestos and uses of asbestos in buildings;
  • Types of asbestos surveys;
  • Conducting safe and effective asbestos surveys;
  • Bulk sampling;
  • Risk assessment and managing asbestos-containing materials;
  • Personal protection and decontamination

Syllabus

The qualification is structured into five sections, each with an indicative time allocation:

  1. Introduction and Good Practice Requirements   5%
  2. Asbestos in Buildings   25%
  3. Risk Assessments and Management of Asbestos   15%
  4. Bulk Sampling and Personal Decontamination   20%
  5. Practical Work   35%

Achieving the Qualification

Candidates are required to pass three mandatory components to be awarded the qualification; one assessment and two written examinations.

Assessment 

Formative practical assessment (FP).

Written Examinations  

Written theory examination (WT);  

Written practical examination (WP).