This course is designed for anyone wishing to carry out airborne asbestos fibre counting.

It is strongly advised by ourselves and BOHS that delegates have 3 months prior experience before attending this course.

Who is it for?

This course is designed for anyone wishing to carry out airborne asbestos fibre counting.  Please note that if you wish to carry out asbestos air monitoring and clearance work (including 4-stage re-occupancy certification) the P404 qualification will also be required.

Course Content

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

The course includes a full range of PowerPoint presentations, accompanying notes and additional course materials.

 

Assessment

Candidates will be required to pass all of the following to be awarded the module:

A. Formative Practical Assessment
B. Written Theory Examination
C. Practical Examination

Qualification and Certificates

Successful completion of the course will give delegates the practical knowledge and skills to be able to carry out asbestos fibre counting in accordance with HSG248.  A formal certificate is issued to successful candidates directly by BOHS.

In-house courses are also available (minimum four delegates).

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Additional Information

Candidates for this course are expected to be aware of the contents of HSG 248 (Asbestos: The Analysts Guide) and in particular Appendix 1 ‘Fibres in air: sampling and evaluation of by phase contrast microscopy’.

It is strongly advised by ourselves and BOHS that delegates have 3 months prior experience before attending the P401 or P403. Candidates will preferable have prior experience of analysing fibre count samples and may already be participating in a quality control scheme.  Candidates will require prior knowledge of using and setting up a microscope.

We strongly recommend candidates without this experience attend our one day Pre-P403 learning course.

Please contact us for further information.

For further information on the course syllabus and formative practical assessment please follow the links.

Course Duration: 2 Days
Course Fee: £400.00+VAT per delegate
Exam Fee: £225.00 (VAT Exempt)
Re-sit Written Theory Exam Fee: £130.00* (VAT Exempt)
Re-sit Practical Exam Fee: £175.00* (VAT Exempt)
Re-sit Written Theory & Practical Exam Fee: £225.00* (VAT Exempt)
* A charge of £100 + VAT will be added to all re-sit exam fees (in addition to the BOHS exam fee) to cover administration costs. This charge will be waived for candidates that have already attended the course with Environtec.
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  • BOHS P403
    Course Syllabus
    Asbestos Fibre Counting

    P403 – Asbestos Fibre Counting (PCM) (including Sampling Strategies)

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  • BOHS P403
    Formative Practical Assessment
    Asbestos Fibre Counting

    P403 – Asbestos Fibre Counting (PCM) (including Sampling Strategies)

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