It is an internationally recognised asbestos surveying qualification.
The P402 is one of two surveying qualifications recognised within the asbestos industry. The other being the Royal Society for Health (RSPH) award in surveying. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) support it.
The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) and many other companies offer ‘P’ certificates.
The P402 covers how to survey. It also provides techniques for taking samples of suspected asbestos materials in buildings. Asbestos surveyors must adopt correct methods when surveying and sampling. This ensures that surveys are accurate. It also provides representative samples for asbestos testing at a UKAS accredited laboratory.
To take the P402 certificate, a candidate must have a minimum of six months’ site experience in the field. They also need a strong understanding of the HSG264 - surveying guide. A controlled document produced by the HSE.
UKAS accredited surveying companies need surveyors to hold a P402.
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