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Introduction to asbestos learning package – An interactive lesson

Introduction to asbestos learning package – An interactive lesson for apprentices about asbestos and its dangers.

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 (apprentices), 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.



Original Authors:

Not indicated.

Original affiliation, ownership:

Health & Safety Executive (HSE), Bootle, UK

Year of publication:


Charge for use or free:

Free of charge


Target group(s):

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.

Usefulness for non-OSH-expert professionals:

Fully useful for non-OSH-expert professionals in health care or other sectors; or in training

Time demand to complete the lesson or course:

1 hour


More basic material on the same topic can be found on a separate website: . Here, also the interactive quiz can be opened.

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.

Intellectual property and copyright:

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