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ABClean Final conference in Brussel

The final conference of ABClean lifelong learning program project was held on 10th of September 2015 in the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels. The concluding conference participants discussed the ABClean project and activities, the pilot training results, further promotion, dissemination action plans, examples of good practices and current issues about asbestos damage to health.

Head of Construction Mechansation Division and the Vocational Trainer Andrius Šipkinas from Public Organization Vilnius Jeruzales Labour Market Training Centre made a presentation about the ABClean project pilot training results.

Pilot training in the asbestos related Work and Safety was carried out in Lithuania, the United Kingdom, Spain, Poland, Italy and Finland.

The number of trainees which completed pilot training – 126 (Great Britain – 31, Lithuania – 49, Spain – 23, Poland – 21, Finland - 2).

Trainees reported that they were satisfied with this way of training for the following reasons: short training time, comprehensive, informative and vivid information about asbestos and about the safety organisation.

On 15th and 16th of September 2015, Public Organization Vilnius Jeruzalem Labour Market Training Centre conducted information seminar for training school students who carry out various construction works (plumbers, electricians, decorators, roofers). Informative workshop attended more than twenty trainees and was led by Andrius Šipkinas.

In two day seminar vocational training students were introduced about asbestos, its harmful effect to health, how to identify asbestos or it containing materials in the workplace, the organisation of work and safety requirements.

Also, during the seminar ABClean project and a pilot training platform were presented. Seminar trainees got ABClean publicity and dissemination tools (poster, safety organization guides, USB keys with relevant information about the ABClean project and bags with ABClean project logos).



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Results

EVALUATION OF THE ABCLEAN PILOT TRAINING IN UNITED KINGDOM

In United Kingdom ABClean pilot training log-ins were given to 74 persons. Number of finished course trainees until the end of May is 31.

Before the ABClean pilot training module course trainees done an initial test about asbestos and safe work procedures with asbestos or its containing materials. The initial test consisted of twenty questions. The average of correct answers was 12.

After the seven modules training course participants did the final test with the same questionnaire and the average of correct answers get higher to 16. The improvement of asbestos knowledge after pilot training course is 33,3 %.

The ABClean pilot training course trainees was conducted to make a survey about pilot training and the results of survey are mentioned below.


Clear and easy to understand language



Excellent

Very good

Good

Satisfactory

Poor

Clear and easy to understand language

3

15

4

5

4


The half of a pilot training participants mentioned that the language in a training course is very good, clear and easy to understand. The other part of participant’s opinions splitted and devided evenly to excellent, good, satisfactory and poor language understand. The average of this aspect in survey in a five points evaluation system is 3,2.


Attractive presentation of contents



Excellent

Very good

Good

Satisfactory

Poor

Attractive presentation of contents

3

16

10

2

0

The half of a pilot training participants mentioned that the attractiveness of presentation contents are very good is very good. Ten trainees noted that attractiveness of presentation contents are good, three – excellent and two persons were satisfied. The average of this aspect in survey in a five points evaluation system is 3,6.


Graphics, examples, case studies, which help to understand the concepts



Excellent

Very good

Good

Satisfactory

Poor

Graphics, examples, case studies, which help to understand the concepts

3

13

11

4

0

Twenty four pilot training participants marked that graphics, examples, case studies, which help to understand the concepts, are very good and good. The rest part of trainees devided evenly and mentioned that graphics, examples and case studies are excellent or satisfied. The average of this aspect in survey in a five points evaluation system is 3,4.





Module 1: Main concepts concerning asbestos



Excellent

Very good

Good

Satisfactory

Poor

Module 1: Main concepts concerning asbestos

8

13

8

2

0


The biggest part of ABClean pilot training participants noted that Module 1 about main concepts concerning asbestos is excellent, very good and good, and just two persons mentioned that they are satisfied about this module. The average of Module No 1 in survey in a five points evaluation system is 3,9.


Module 2: Asbestos regulation in European Union



Excellent

Very good

Good

Satisfactory

Poor

Module 2: Asbestos regulation in European Union

5

9

12

5

0


Twelve pilot training participants mentioned that second module is good, nine – very good, and five trainees noted that this module is excellent or satisfied. The average of Module No 2 in survey in a five points evaluation system is 3,4.


Module 3: Identification of asbestos-containing materials



Excellent

Very good

Good

Satisfactory

Poor

Module 3: Identification of asbestos-containing materials

9

13

5

4

0


The biggest part of ABClean pilot training participants marked that Identification of asbestos-containing materials module is excellent, very good and good, and just four trainees noted that they are satisfied about third module. The average of Module No 3 in survey in a five points evaluation system is 3,8.


Module 4: Hazard identification and Risk Assessment. Controls definition & planning



Excellent

Very good

Good

Satisfactory

Poor

Module 4: Hazard identification and Risk Assessment. Controls  definition & planning

7

9

12

2

1


The vast majority of trainees mentioned that module No 4 is good, two persons noted that they are satisfied about information detailed in this module and one participant said that this module is poor. The average of Module No 4 in survey in a five points evaluation system is 3,6.





Module 5: Safe Work practices



Excellent

Very good

Good

Satisfactory

Poor

Module 5: Safe Work practices

7

10

7

7

0


Ten participants of the pilot training mentioned that Safe Work practices module is very good, and seven trainees noted that module No 5 is excellent, good and satisfied. The average of Module No 5 in survey in a five points evaluation system is 3,4.


Module 6: Clean-up, decontamination and waste management practices



Excellent

Very good

Good

Satisfactory

Poor

Module 6: Clean-up, decontamination and waste management practices

7

10

10

4

0


The biggest part of pilot training participants noted that module No 6 is excellent, very good and good, and just four trainees marked that this module is satisfied. The average of Module No 6 in survey in a five points evaluation system is 3,6.


Module 7: Training, awareness and communication needs



Excellent

Very good

Good

Satisfactory

Poor

Module 7: Training, awareness and communication needs

4

10

10

5

2


Ten participants of ABClean training course mentioned that Training, awareness and communication needs module is very good and good, four were excited, five persons were satisfied and two trainees noted that this module is poor. The average of Module No 7 in survey in a five points evaluation system is 3,2.

Degree in which ABClean course has resolved doubts



Excellent

Very good

Good

Satisfactory

Poor

Please evaluate the degree in which ABClean course has resolved your doubts regarding asbestos work

4

15

6

6

0


The biggest part of pilot training participants marked that ABClean course has resolved their doubts regarding to asbestos work and six trainees were satisfied about resolved their doubts. The average of this aspect in survey in a five points evaluation system is 3,4.


Comments or suggestions to improve ABClean course


The ABClean pilot training participants made some comments and suggestions to improve ABClean course.

The trainees mentioned that training course was easy to understand, good and thorough evidence of historical asbestos identification, safe use and removal techniques enhancing previous knowledge and certification, useful, excellent and very good, detailed course, very satisfied, first ever on line course that made training enjoyable, well presented.

What is more, participants made some suggestions for improving ABClean course:

- More pictures or asbestos in the industry.

- For module 7 some of the screens related to external communication skipped ahead (they would only show for a few seconds even when I moved back to the screen).

- Several sketches of the presentation disappear after a few seconds. This needs to be rectified.

- Not all modules appropriate to all. Particularly module 7.

- More visual adds could be used during modules as opposed to full written slides.



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