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Archive for the ‘Health & Safety’ Category

Managing Your Digital Footprint – from toddlers to teens

Posted by LibeRaCe on October 23, 2012

This morning Ofcom released their latest report – Children and Adults Media use and attitudes report 2012.
Did you know that – 

Over a third of 3-4 years olds are helped to go online using a desktop PC, laptop or netbook and 6% go online via a tablet computer!

Children who use the internet mostly alone comprise one in seven internet users aged 5-7 (14%), one in four aged 8-11 (24%) and over half of those aged 12-15 (55%)

While most children would tell someone if they encountered something inappropriate, a minority were unsure or would not tell anyone

Lack of confidence in using the internet is an issue for a number of parents, and the risks of grooming, cyber-bullying or access to inappropriate content are not always front-of-mind for many parents. 
The ESafety pages on Moodle developed and curated by the Library and Learning Technology team, will help to support tutors and learners with :
– Esafety/Digital Footprint Class resources (videos, discussion points, quizzes, handouts and crib sheets)
– Esafety handouts with top tips
– Sources to find support 
– Information for parents
– Esafety resources created by learners with disabilities and learning difficulties
– Esafety resources created by referred/excluded learners
– Safer online shopping information
– Spotting fakes and fraud online
– Basic media literacy awareness
We also add content regularly to our favourite E-Safety webpages list – .
To arrange departmental staff development training on delivering Esafety, Digital Footprint or Social Media sessions, please contact the LLTS team directly.


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Contaminated Land Use – Best Practice

Posted by LibeRaCe on November 2, 2009

For research or assigments – some links to get you going on the subject of contaminated land and sustainable land use. You cant make more land for a growing population, so is this one of the better solutions – the ultimate recycling?

claireCL:AIRE – Contaminated land, applications in real environments. Non-profit organisation (as referenced in Issue 176 IRN)

env agency logo   The Envrionment Agency – Contaminated Land definition and regulations




defra logo  Defra – Contaminated Land legislation and responsibilities




wag logoWelsh Assembly – Contminated Land statutory guidance


ciria logoCIRIA – Contaminated land information portal




safegrounds logoSafegrounds – Learning network for developing good practice




eugris logoEUGRIS – EU soil and water management


e pro logoEnvironmental Protection UK – Contaminated land risks and solutions




clarrc logoCLARRC – Contaminated land research and remediation document library




camden logoCamden Council – Historical landuse tool  


Example local campaigns – Bedwas Colliery , Wolverhampton gardens, Conwy school relocation.

Posted in Citizenship, Construction, Environment/Green Living, FE Students, Geography, HE Students, Health & Safety | Tagged: , , , | Leave a Comment »

Occupational Health and Safety Information Service

Posted by LibeRaCe on February 6, 2009

Coleg Llandrillo Library subscribes to a large database of occupational health and safety information. Search for documents and guides that can be downloaded as pdf files.  Here are some examples of the guides and documents available:

  • Fire Risk Assessment
  • healthandsafety

  • Food Safety
  • Health and Safety Law
  • Stress Management
  • Health and Safety in Construction
  • Playground Equipment
  • Police Service
  • Injuries in Sport and Exercise
  • Animal Welfare

Set up alerts for the latest documents and news releases  and create folders and groups for your favourite documents. You will need an Athens account to access this database. The Athens registration form can be obtained from the library, just ask at the counter.

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Top Health and Safety Myths Revealed!!!

Posted by LibeRaCe on April 30, 2008

The Health and Safety Executive  has a dedicated ‘Myth of the Month’ page, which helps to reveal the truth behind all the recent stories in the news like children being banned from playing conkers if they don’t have goggles and chrsitmas decorations being too dangerous for the workplace!

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Personal and Social Education – IB/WBQ Online

Posted by LibeRaCe on February 5, 2008

***New Audio-Visual Resources***

Boozeville – AV613.81 EDU 

Online access via Novell Screen/Health & Care/Boozeville Alcohol Education Toolkit 

This resource doesn’t just provide information about alcohol, but also explores reasons why people drink, hosts an alcohol encyclopaedia, holds quizzes for each of the five sections,  has tailored lesson plans and all with over one hour of original animation. Enables tutors to confidently tackle alcohol education in the classroom, extend the CD-ROM activities through customisable lesson plans and  monitor students’ progress through a password protected section.

Contraception : The Computer Game – AV 613.9 HAS

Online access via Novell Screen/Health & Care/Contraception the Computer Game

This resource offers 1-6 players or teams a chance to test out their knowledge, risk assessment and decision making skills in relation to sexual issues. An engaging and non-threatening way of addressing a difficult subject area. This has laso been recommended for use by other Llandrillo tutors.

Mental Health DVD – AV362.2 4VE – 7 Day Loan

Contains 3 programmes about mental health (Winning the Mind Game, Losing It and Without You) covering eating disorders, depression, OCD and exam stress . These support developing confidence and responsibility, a healthy, safe lifestyle, good relationships, to reflect on and access strengths, the causes, symptoms and treatments for stress & depression, self-awareness and  emotional health.

Has been recommended by the Department of Education and other Llandrillo tutors.


Posted in A Levels, Citizenship, FE Students, HE Students, Health & Safety, Library Online, New Stock, Online Learning | Leave a Comment »

Hairdressing Training Online – FREE for Llandrillo Students

Posted by LibeRaCe on January 28, 2008


  • Step by step guides for ladies and mens cuts
  • Text and picture instructions
  • Powerpoint presentation tutorials
  • Test Questions for each topic
  • PDF notes to download                                         

  • Equipment glossary, including cutting tools and styling products  
  • Lessons on hair analysis, perming and dressing long hair

Have you applied for your ATHENS account yet?

This gives you free access to all the on-line library resources on the college network and at home  – ask in the library for details or download a form in Moodle.

Posted in A Levels, Beauty, Fashion, FE Students, Hairdressing, HE Students, Health & Safety, Library Online, Online Learning | 5 Comments »

Creature Discomforts – Change Your View of (Dis)Ability

Posted by LibeRaCe on November 26, 2007

Aardman Site                 Creature Discomforts Site

Leonard Cheshire Homes

Ouch Internet Magazine – see life from a different point of view

Llandrillo Equality & Diversity Schemes

Conwy Council Equality Schemes 

Disability Challengers

National Youth Agency

 English Federation of Disability Sport

Aidis Trust




Posted in A Levels, Citizenship, FE Students, Five Minutes, HE Students, Health & Safety, Volunteering | 1 Comment »

Free Online Tutorials

Posted by LibeRaCe on September 12, 2007

Want to improve your online research skills in your own time? The Intute Virtual Training Suite can help you do just that.

 Intute banner 

This site is free, simple to use, accessible from home and updated by subject professionals. They have recently added 9 new tutorials for Science and Engineering, with 8 more for the Arts, Humanities and Health. Tutorials now available include:

And also:

Posted in Art & Design, Beauty, Construction, Engineering, English, Fashion, FE Students, HE Students, Health & Safety, ICT, Music, Online Learning | Leave a Comment »