CLEAPSS: Safety with Chemicals for Technicians

Note: this course is not intended for those with detailed chemical experience, though it can help in adapting outside experience to work in school science.

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Apr 01, 2020
from 09:30 AM to 04:00 PM


Education CPD+, University of Leicester

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This course is suitable for technicians who are taking on/have responsibility for chemicals. No prior chemical knowledge is required.

The aims of the course are to use CLEAPSS information and practical skills:

  • To find information on chemicals and their hazards in school use;
  • To work with chemicals safely for school practical work;
  • To develop knowledge about ordering, storage, disposal and dealing with emergencies with chemicals.

Safety with Chemicals

Topics covered include:

  • Chemicals and their names;
  • Ordering and receiving chemicals;
  • Understanding and using safety information: labels; Hazcards: their role and how to use them;
  • Storing chemicals;
  • Control measures: personal protection and fume cupboards;
  • Solutions: molar, percentage and ‘vol’ concentrations;
  • Making labels: why, when and how;
  • Waste and recycling: an introduction; and
  • Chemical emergencies and the need for training: spills practical and fire demonstrations.

Each technician should bring to the course:
- A protective overall;
- Safety spectacles and splash-protective goggles; and
- A pair of chemical-resistant gloves.

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

: Science Technicians
Date: Wednesday 1st April 2020
Time: 9.30am - 4.00pm
Cost: £150 for CLEAPSS members (£280 for non members)
Tutor: Joanna Sacks

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.

Contact Us

Education CPD+
School of Education
University of Leicester
21 University Road

Tel: 0116 252 3771
Fax: 0116 252 5772

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