Health and safety for science departments NY253 / C20

Start date
22 Apr 21
2 Days
Learning Method
Remote Delivered CPD


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 course will be delivered remotely on the days and times detailed below. To participate in full, you will need to ensure you have dedicated time away from the classroom, as you would if this were a face to face course. We will take regular breaks and structure the content so that it is interactive and impactful. You must attend all sessions in order to receive the bursary, and sessions will not be recorded. For more information on remote delivery, please visit

What topics are covered?

Not sure yet? Here is a free taster which will give you a better understanding of what to expect once you join the course. Please note, this is a free short activity you can do in your own time.

Who is the course leader?

  • Mark Langley

    I am the Science CPD Lead at the National STEM Learning Centre, York. With a chemistry and physics background, I have taught in a number of...


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 day 1 - delivered remotely22 April 202109:00-16:00Virtual
Health and safety for science departments day 2 - delivered remotely23 April 202109:00-16:00Virtual



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Additional information

Our remote CPD courses for teachers are delivered across a series of sessions run at specific times and dates. Information on all course sessions can be found under the description of each course. To complete a course, all sessions are mandatory.

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