The course is designed for anyone wishing to update their original P404 qualification and focuses on new technical developments and legislation.

Who is it for?

The HSE advises qualified asbestos analysts refresh their qualification and competence at least annually. This independently examined course is designed for anyone who undertakes clearance testing as part of their work, including air sampling, fibre counting and issuing certificates of reoccupation (e.g. asbestos analysts).

Course Content

The objective of this course is to revise and update the candidates knowledge of air sampling and clearance testing techniques, including provisions for certificate of reoccupation.

The main subject areas will be health effects and current regulations, method statement/plan of work requirements, four stage clearance procedure, PPE/RPE requirements, air sampling methods of asbestos and counting requirements.

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


Candidates will be required to pass a 60 minute written examination.

Qualification and Certificates

Candidates will be issued with a certificate of competency by BOHS on successful completion of the examination.

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

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 284 Asbestos: The Analysts Guide to Sampling, Analysis and Clearance Procedures and must already hold a P404 Certificate.

Course Duration: 1 Day
Course Fee: £150.00+VAT per delegate
Exam Fee: £40.00 (VAT Exempt)
Re-sit Written Theory Exam Fee:

£40.00 (VAT Exempt)

Re-sit Practical Exam Fee:


Re-sit Written Theory & Practical Exam Fee:


* 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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  • RP404 Refresher
    RP404 Course Specification
    – Air Sampling of Asbestos and MMMF and Requirements for a Certificate of Reoccupation Following Clearance of Asbestos