A comparative study of "perception" towards construction training: asbestos training for civil engineers

Parish, Clair (2009) A comparative study of "perception" towards construction training: asbestos training for civil engineers. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The HSE have established and promoted asbestos campaigns over many years reflecting the changes in legislation and encouraging awareness of the products, their hazards and
    risk management controls. Each year approximately 900 student engineers enrole for HNC/D Civil Engineering
    and Construction courses within the UK. It is important that engineers working in the construction industry are aware of the hazards and risks associated with asbestos,
    whether qualified or undergoing academic studies which place them in the working environment. As a first line of education and before they are exposed to structures and
    sites undergoing regeneration, it is essential that engineers are suitably informed and knowledgeable with regard to these materials.

    The comparative study explores the perceptions of lecturers and engineers towards the subject of asbestos. A baseline and deviations for the subject as a syllabus topic within
    current HNC/D Civil Engineering and Construction courses have been established. Comparative reviews were also sought from lecturers and qualified engineers to determine base sources of knowledge and their perceptions of risk and management responsibility in a qualitative format. In support of the study, pre and post asbestos awareness training comparisons illustrate differentials in correct knowledge.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > Learning at Work
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 11 May 2011 14:46
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:29
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/2661

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