BOHS P402 - Asbestos Surveying and Sampling Strategies

Aim of the course

Large amounts of ACM’s have been used for a range of construction purposes in the past up until 1999 when the use of asbestos was banned. The extensive use of Asbestos in the past means that there are still ACM’s in buildings today. Some materials, if not disturbed present no risk, however, if the materials are disturbed or are likely to be disturbed in the future, the fibres will be breathed in and can cause serious illness such as lung diseases and cancers.

Due to the risk that disturbed Asbestos fibres can cause to the public, this 3-day course will educate the delegates on the risks attached with ACM’s, how to ensure they are managed correctly and practical planning and undertaking of asbestos surveys in buildings of various types. The course will also touch on asbestos sampling methods for a variety if asbestos containing materials.

Course content

The BOHS accredited P402 course is primarily designed for anyone who wishes to take samples of ACM’s from any premises. Therefore, this course will cover everything from awareness of different ACM’s. how to avoid disturbance of the materials and how to effectively and safely take samples for analysis. The outline is as follows:

  • Introduction to Asbestos surveying and sampling
  • Types of Asbestos Containing Materials and their properties
  • Legislative requirements – Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 & CAR 2012
  • Emergency procedures
  • Survey types and how to carry them out depending on the ACM’s
  • Bulk sampling procedures and strategies
  • Written Exam & Practical Assessment

Who should take this course?

This course is designed for professionals who are in control of the surveying and sampling of ACM’s, also, managers who are responsible for the management of the ACMS’s. An example of a professional that would attend this course would be Asbestos Surveyor or Asbestos Management personnel.


To undertake this course, the delegate is not required to do any preparation. However, it is advised that delegates become aware of the contents of HSG 264 Asbestos: The Survey Guide. All successful delegates will receive a BOHS P402 Certificate.

Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided at the venue. Please advise us ahead of the course if you have any specific dietary requirements.

To book onto this course, please either book below online or contact us on:

Tel: 01642 680497


Please note – The prices displayed on the schedule below do NOT include the BOHS exam fees. The exam fee of £200 will be added to the invoice during the checkout process.


This course is also available to be delivered as a dedicated in-house course for your organisation. Please contact us to find out about options for face-to-face and/or 'Virtual Classroom' delivery.

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