Toolbox training and sign off

Type of toolbox talk

  • This talk will cover:
    Where you find asbestos and how it can affect you

Where you will find asbestos:

  • ​Insulation and sprayed coatings used for:
    • boilers, plant and pipe-work hidden in under floor ducting
    • fire protection to steelwork, hidden behind false ceilings
    • thermal and acoustic insulation of buildings
    • some textured coatings and paints.
    • friction materials as brake linings and clutch plates
    • Gaskets and packing in engines, heating and ventilation systems

  • Boiler insulation

    bolier insulation
  • Check when this has been covered in the training

  • ​Insulating board used in the following places:
    • fire protection to doors, protected exits and steelwork
    • cladding on walls and ceilings
    • internal walls, partitions and suspended ceiling tiles

  • Ceiling tile

    ceiling tiles
  • Check when this has been covered in the training

  • Asbestos cement, which is found as:
    • corrugated roofing and cladding sheets of buildings
    • flat sheets for partitions, cladding and door facings
    • rainwater gutters and down pipes

  • Asbestos roof

    asbestos roof
  • Check when this has been covered in the training

How asbestos can affect you:

  • Asbestos breaks into tiny, long, sharp fibres. They can get lodged and scar the lungs, causing asbestosis or fibrosis
    ​Asbestos fibres may also cause lung cancer
    It can also cause mesothelioma, a cancer of the inner lining of the chest wall. This cancer is incurable
    Smokers are at much greater risk to asbestosis diseases

  • fibres
  • fibers
  • Check when this has been covered in the training

  • Note to trainer: Now inform your audience of Bertram policy regarding working with asbestos. Details in the H&S manual provided to all operatives

  • Check when this has been covered in the training

  • Do you have any questions?

  • If yes were all questions answered if not please inform operatives that additional training will be provided at a convenient time in the near future

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  • Date of tool box talk

  • Signature of trainer

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