CLEAPSS Health & safety management for heads of science RN636 / B02

Start date
30 Apr 24
1 Day
University of Bristol, Bristol University, 35 Berkeley Square, Bristol BS8 1JA View on Google Map


The main emphasis of this one-day course is on management issues and risk assessment. It is intended for Heads of Science, their deputies, heads of physics, chemistry and biology and those aspiring to such posts.

The objectives for the day are:

  • Raise awareness of current and significant safety issues in science teaching.
  • Develop a better understanding of what is required by health and safety legislation.
  • Consider the implications of this for the management of safety in science departments.
  • Consider the risk assessment process, as required by the Management regs, COSHH regs and others
  • Understand the uses of a safety policy and how it can be monitored
  • To devise an action plan

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By the end of this course, you will: 

  • have explored in detail what health & safety legislation requires and what it does not
  • have considered what constitutes a sensible, manageable and effective approach to risk assessment
  • appreciate the need for a health and safety policy
  • have considered how its implementation can be sensibly monitored.


1 CLEAPSS Health & safety management for heads of science30 April 202409:00-16:00University of Bristol

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State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£160.00 +VAT
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£160.00 +VAT

Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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