Health and safety for science departments NY253

Learn how to implement essential and effective health and safety planning with a pragmatic, risk based approach.


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 may support you with Science Benchmark 4 - Purposeful practical science

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.

How will you learn?

Face to face

How long is this course?

2 days


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


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

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