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

CES is please to announce delivery of BOHS IP404 by Course Leader Chris Talton is in preparation.

The BOHS IP404 is an international asbestos qualification recognised by WorkSafe NZ for Asbestos Assessors.

The course offers a range of theory and practical knowledge for those conducting asbestos removal and remediation projects.  The courses aims to provide an independent asbestos assessor the necessary skills to check and implement measures that are effective to ensure the removal area is safe to reoccupy following the projects completion.

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge an asbestos assessor needs, from air monitoring and clearance testing through to reporting findings and issuing a clearance certificate of re-occupation to enable the client to move back in to their premises.

Who is it for?

This course is for anyone residing in a country that does not have a recognised asbestos assessment qualification, and who undertakes clearance testing as part of their work (e.g. Asbestos Assessors).

What are the entry requirements?

Awareness of the relevant documents which give good practice guidance on post removal or remediation work for the assessment of reoccupation. including NZ Work Safe Approved Code of Practise - Management and Removal of Asbestos; and

Experience of undertaking clearance testing (including air sampling and issuing clearance certificates).

What are the main subject areas? 

Good practice in asbestos removal or remediation.
Asbestos Removal Control Plans.
Air sampling for asbestos.
Enclosures, clearance air monitoring and reporting.

How long does it take?

Normally 3 days.

Course Content

BOHS IP404 Covers:

Asbestos removal control plan
Air sampling for asbestos
Enclosures, clearance air monitoring and reporting
Practical work

Download your copy of the BOHS course qualification specification here

By the end of the course, a student should:

Have a clear understanding of the health effects relating to asbestos and current best practice for asbestos removal and remediation.
Be able to understand the scope of asbestos assessment work by undertaking a thorough review of the removal methodology
Be able to confirm by means of on-site inspections that removal has been undertaken in line with the methodology.
Understand the risk and hazards associated with asbestos removal work and ensure appropriate safety measures are in place.
Be thoroughly familiar with current good practice in the design and construction of enclosures for asbestos remediation, and must be able to identify examples of poor working procedures in a practical situation.
Have a detailed knowledge of the best practice methods for sampling of airborne asbestos fibres, and be able to verify that work has been completed by means of thorough inspections and air testing within work areas.
Be able to describe the methods used to inspect and test an enclosure used for asbestos removal, and to describe the various stages for clearance inspections.
Understand the importance of reporting  - communicating any findings and observations, and how to document these appropriately.
Be able to carry out the full air monitoring procedure, correctly use PPE/RPE and personal decontamination, and understand the various stages of clearance inspections through to issuing clearance certificates.


What level is it?

Level 4 in the BOHS qualifications framework.


How do candidates pass it?  

Candidates must complete and pass the the following within 12 months:

  • Formative practical assessment.
  • A closed book Written theory examination covering sections 1-4 of the syllabus comprising 40 short answer questions (2 hours).
  • A open book Written practical examination covering section 5 of the syllabus, comprising up to 30 questions (2 hours).

To book training or for more information please contact us:

P: 04 566 3311


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