CLEAPSS: Health and Safety update for science teachers

On this one-day course you’ll learn about health and safety legislation as it relates to school science laboratories. It also covers the requirements and duties of science teachers and their employers.

Event details


Nov 16, 2021 09:30 AM to
Apr 26, 2022 03:30 PM


Education CPD+, Leicester

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This course aims to de-bunk some common myths, and familiarise you with some potential hazards - such as chemicals, living organisms, pieces of equipment and procedures in use in school science laboratories.

Who this course is for

This course for science teachers working in schools and colleges.

Course content

The course involves five sessions:

  • Why do we do practical work?
  • Science IS safe
  • Introduction to health and safety legislation
  • How CLEAPSS can help
  • Risk assessment

Activities in the lab that commonly give rise to problems will be highlighted and discussed.

You’ll have the opportunity to discuss your own safety concerns. You'll also be able to check model risk assessments, such as Hazcards, and consider how these might need to be modified to reflect the circumstances of a particular school, room or class.

The importance of adopting control measures, such as eye protection, and of sticking to agreed procedures will be emphasised.

Teaching and structure

The one-day course is divided into five sessions. In each session you'll participate in a number of activities, including presentations, discussions in groups and quizzes.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you should be able to:

  • consider the reasons why we do practical work in science
  • raise awareness about health and safety in school science
  • partly fulfil the legal requirement of employers to provide health and safety training for staff

You’ll also be more familiar with CLEAPSS services and advice.

To book onto this Session: call 0116 252 3771 or 07765843223 or email or use our Online booking Form

Audience: Secondary Science teachers
Date: Tues 16 November 2021 & Tues 26th April 2022
Time: 9.30am - 3.30pm
Cost: £150 (£295 for non - CLEAPSS members)
Tutor: Matt Endean / Chris Haines

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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