School of Education

CLEAPSS: Health and safety for science technicians

This one-day course aims to provide an introduction to health and safety for science laboratory technicians from schools and colleges.

Date and time

  • Thursday 10 February and Thursday 5 May 2022
  • 9.00am - 4.00pm


  • £150 for CLEAPSS members
  • £295 for non-members


  • to raise awareness of the requirements of health and safety legislation
  • to make technicians more confident with their responsibilities
  • to raise awareness of the range of CLEAPSS services and advice
  • to practise the risk assessment process
  • to consider what safety management - managing safely means in practice for technicians
  • to devise an action plan.

Course content

  • legislation on health and safety including the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and its subsequent regulations
  • legal bans, myths and rumour
  • risk assessment in general, and personal risk assessment for technicians
  • safe management and handling of resources for practical science
  • communication with colleagues and with line management.

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