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The University of Southampton
Mathematics and Science Learning Centre

Safety with Chemicals for technicians Event

09:30 - 16:00
26 May 2021
Mathematics and Science Learning Centre, Southampton Education School University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please email Mathematics and Science Learning Centre at .

Event details

The course aims to enable technicians to use CLEAPSS information and develop practical skills to manage chemicals and their hazards, handle chemicals safely for school practical work and develop knowledge about storage, disposal and dealing with emergencies.

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.

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 demonstration

Course Fee: £140 per person attending

This is for a full day of professional development and use of all CLEAPSS course resources. Unfortunately due to covid restrictions the University is not currently supplying refreshments or catering for any events. Although there are catering venues open on campus, we request politely that you bring your own lunch and refreshments so that the course can run to schedule.

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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