Health and safety for science departments NY253 / C20

Start date
22 Apr 21
2 Days
National STEM Learning Centre, Heslington, York YO10 5DD How to find us

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Science has a generally excellent safety record in schools and colleges, but good, effective health and safety planning is essential. A pragmatic, risk based approach needs to be taken, based on evidence and with the cooperation of all staff and students.

This course, aimed at Heads of Department, senior technicians and experienced teachers, will develop the skills to both audit, plan and implement coherent practical health and safety in your science department. Hands-on practical work will enable participants to further understand the processes of good risk management, as well as focussing in on areas such as teaching space management, the prep rooms and stores, as well as going outside of the lab. There is also support post-course, to help participants with implementing good practice in their department.

This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course.  


Participants will be able to:

  • audit their departments for good practice in health and safety
  • develop management tools for ensuring compliance
  • plan for a coherent approach within their school


Health and safety for science departments - follow up task22 April 202100:00-00:00
Health and safety for science departments day 1 22 April 202111:00-19:00
Health and safety for science departments - day 223 April 202109:00-16:00


The National STEM Learning Centre will be following all government guidance and regulations to minimise risk of Covid-19 transmission, including the deep cleaning of our accommodation and teaching rooms and maintaining social distancing during course sessions and meal times.

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