CLEAPSS: Keep it Safe! Health & Safety in Practical Science for New Teachers

For NQT's

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Mar 18, 2020
from 09:30 AM to 03:30 PM


Education CPD+, Leicester

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Science teachers must comply with health and safety legislation as there are many hazardous chemicals, living organisms, pieces of equipment and procedures in use in school laboratories. There are many pitfalls to trap the unwary, particularly newly-qualified science teachers.

As well as knowing how to work safely, new teachers also have to develop the skills needed to run a successful practical lesson. This course will therefore also consider what this means and offer suggestions and tips based on new CLEAPSS publications.

The session will seek to reassure the over-anxious, whilst restraining the too independently-minded teacher. It will also debunk a few myths and look at legal requirements and the duties of teachers and their employers.

There will be opportunities to check model risk assessments and to consider how these might need to be modified to deal with particular problems.  The importance of adopting control measures and of sticking to agreed procedures will be emphasised.  Activities in the lab that commonly give rise to problems will also be highlighted and discussed plus there will be opportunities to discuss your own safety concerns.

To book onto this Session: call 0116 252 3771 or email or use our Online booking Form

Secondary NQT Science Teachers
Date: Wednesday 18 March 2020
Time: 9.30am - 3.30pm
Fee: £150 for CLEAPSS Members (£280 for Non-Members)
Tutor: Matt Endean

All times and details of a session are given as a guide only. Education CPD+ reserves the right to amend these details where circumstances dictate.

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School of Education
University of Leicester
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Tel: 0116 252 3771
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