A single lesson of less than 1 hour duration using a Powerpoint presentation and a task sheet. These explain the dangers of asbestos, the places where it might be found, and what actions are to be taken. The latter includes an explanation of the procedures how to deal if the presence of asbestos is suspected.
The lesson is aimed at young tradesmen, especially in the building industry.
A guideline (lesson plan) for instructors is added, as well as a task sheet including a lecturer’s answer sheet. A free-of charge pocket card for the trainees for quick consultation after the course can be ordered.
Training level(s) of the material:
Chemical hazards, risk recognition
Key terms on the content:
Asbestos, learning package, health and safety, lung function, pulmonary disease, cancer, awareness, risk identification, construction, building industry
Learner: aimed at 16-19 years old trainees in the building industry, but also suitable for workers as part of a workplace training.
Teacher: the course instruction demands for a background in vocational education.
Time demand to complete:
Coverage of the content of the material:
Possibly fairly complete for the building industry in the UK with respect to the sources, but in other countries and industries, other sources can be found.
Userful for other sector(s):
forestry & fishing
Transportation & storage.
Valuation of previous knowledge:
Yes, on the online self-test, and if the answer sheet is provided by the teacher.
No, the material is self-explaining.
Yes, in the lesson plan for the instructor.
Online and interactive
Downloadable and interactive
Downloadable and not demanding for interaction
Size of download (Mb):
<p>Internet connection for downloading material and/or visiting the website for the online part (and eventually downloading fact sheets).</p>
Health & Safety Executive (HSE), Bootle
Owner / intellectual property:
Health & Safety Executive, Bootle, UK
The material can be used under the terms of the Open Government Licence: it can be copied, adapted, published, distributed, transmitted, and commercially exploited freely and free-of-charge. In all cases, the source of information should be acknowledged, and the information given in the instruction process may not suggest an official role for the HSE, may not mislead, and does not violence data protection and privacy regulations.
Year of publication:
Date added to the website:
Tuesday, 13 September 2011