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Be refreshed with our bespoke asbestos refresher courses

In 2018, we revised our series of asbestos refresher training courses, specially designed to suit your individual training needs. These one day courses refresh your learning in areas of your role that you find the most challenging, and update you on any changes in legislation or work procedures over the last 12 months.

The courses are supported by HSE and UKAS, and comply with the requirements in the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) for licensed and non-licensed asbestos workers to undertake refresher training on a regular basis. There is also no examination for these courses - just an informal assessment set by the tutor at the end of the training day to establish your level of learning and any additional teaching requirements.

The revised refresher courses are:

  • RP402 (for asbestos surveyors) 
  • RP404 (for asbestos site clearance analysts)
  • RP405 (asbestos duty holders) 

Please download the course specifications below for more information.

Why should I refresh?

Please download our Asbestos refresher courses FAQs document to find out more about why you need to undertake regular refresher training, how often, and why BOHS refresher courses are the best option for you and your employees.

How do I book on a refresher training course?

Please go to our Find a Course search facility and select the relevant RP code (RP402, RP404 or RP405) from the dropdown list. You can then contact a training provider who is offering a training date and location near you.

UK Foundation Courses

P400 - Asbestos Surveying and Analysis 

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UK Proficiency Qualifications (P)

P401® - Identification of Asbestos in Bulk Samples (PLM)

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P402® - Surveying and Sampling Strategies for Asbestos in Buildings

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P402RPT - Report Writing for Asbestos Surveys

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P403® - Asbestos Fibre Counting (PCM)

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P404® - Air Sampling of Asbestos and MMMF and Requirements for a Certificate of Reoccupation Following Clearance of Asbestos

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P405® - Management of Asbestos in Buildings

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UK Advanced Proficiency Qualifications (P)

P407® - Managing Asbestos in Premises - The Duty Holder Requirements

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Report submission forms (candidates must complete Part 1 of the form relevant to their report, and submit it alongside their report):
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Critical Review of an Asbestos Management Plan
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P408® - Identification and Quantification of Asbestos in Soils using PLM and PCM (coming soon)

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UK Advanced Development Qualifications (D)

D407 - Managing Asbestos in Premises - The Duty Holder Requirements

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International Proficiency Qualifications (IP)

IP402 - Surveying and Sampling Strategies for Asbestos in Buildings

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IP403 - Asbestos Fibre Counting (PCM) 

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IP404 - Air Monitoring, Clearance Inspections and Reoccupation Following the Removal of Asbestos

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IP405 - Management of Asbestos in Buildings

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UK Refresher Proficiency Courses (RP)

RP402 - Refresher - Surveying and Sampling Strategies for Asbestos in Buildings

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RP404 - Refresher - Air Sampling of Asbestos and MMMF and Requirements for a Certificate of Reoccupation Following Clearance of Asbestos

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RP405 - Refresher - Management of Asbestos in Buildings

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Professional Qualifications

CoC (Asbestos) - Certificate of Competence in Asbestos

> Certificate of Competence Information Page  

Did you know that if you are a holder of BOHS asbestos certificates, you are eligible for an ACAD Skill Card?

In Winter 2019, the Faculty of Asbestos Assessment and Management (FAAM), Asbestos Control and Abatement Division (ACAD) and The National Organisation of Asbestos Consultants (NORAC) have formed a collaboration to bring a new skills certification card, displaying the CSCS logo, to asbestos professionals. The project brings together organisations representing consultancies, licenced contractors and asbestos professionals for the first time.

There are two cards available:

  • Skilled Worker – Asbestos Analyst (valid for 5 years and is renewable)
  • Skilled Worker – Asbestos Surveyor (valid for 5 years and is renewable)

To apply for the Skilled Worker – Asbestos Analyst card, you must hold valid certificates in ONE of the following routes:

  1. BOHS P403 AND P404
  2. BOHS S301 AND Oral
  3. BOHS W504 AND Oral

To apply for the Skilled Worker – Asbestos Surveyor,  you must hold valid certificates in ONE of the following routes:

  1. BOHS P402
  2. BOHS S301 AND Oral
  3. BOHS W504 AND Oral

Physical cards cost £36 (inc VAT) and virtual cards cost £23 (inc VAT). All Skill Card applicants will automatically receive (if required) a virtual card free of charge. All prices are subject to change.

Click here on how to apply and for more information about the Scheme. 

Find out more about this exciting development here.

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