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Southampton Education School

CLEAPSS Safety with Chemicals for Technicians Event

CLEAPSS course
09:30 - 16:00
2 April 2019
Mathematics and Science Learning Centre, Southampton Education School University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Mathematics and Science Learning Centre on 023 8059 8810 or email .

Event details

This course is suitable for technicians who are taking on or already have responsibility for chemicals. No prior chemical knowledge is required. Note: the course is not intended for those with detailed chemical experience, though it can help in adapting outside experience to work in school science. Suitable for: Technicians. Course led by Joanna Sacks.

What will the course include?

  • how to find information on chemicals and their hazards in school use, including understanding their names and ordering and receiving chemicals
  • understanding and using safety information on labels
  • the role of Hazcards and how to use them
  • handling, using and storing chemicals including control measures, personal protection and fume cupboards
  • making up solutions - molar, percentage and ‘vol’ concentrations
  • Making labels: why, when and how
  • an introduction to waste and recycling
  • chemical emergencies and the need for training including spills practical and fire demonstrations

Course Fee: £125 per person attending

This is for a full day of professional development, all CLEAPSS course resources, lunch and refreshments.

CLEAPSS courses are intended for CLEAPSS members – if you are uncertain about your membership please contact CLEAPSS on 01895 251496. An additional charge may be payable for non-members attending courses.


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