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The University of Southampton
Mathematics and Science Learning Centre

CLEAPSS Health & Safety for Science Technicians Event

09:30 - 16:00
21 June 2021
Mathematics and Science Learning Centre, The Graham Hills Building 29, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Mathematics and Science Learning Centre on Bookings by email only. or email .

Event details

This course was originally designed by a team set up by the Association for Science Education to help with the health and safety training of school laboratory technicians.

The course has the following objectives:

  • to raise awareness of safety issues and current Health and Safety legislation
  • to make technicians more comfortable with their responsibilities
  • to help delegates become more aware of the range of CLEAPSS services and advice
  • to practice risk assessments, to consider what safe management - managing safely means in practice for technician and, optionally, to devise an action plan

What will the course include?

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

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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