Effective health and safety for heads of science NY332


Effective health and safety (H&S) in science leads to better practical planning and improved outcomes for students. Heads of department are key to ensuring that health and safety is considered by all staff while being proportional to the risks involved.

This one day remote course will enable you to focus on the core areas of concern in science departments, while equipping you with the skills and knowledge to appropriately audit.

Who is it for?

Secondary heads of science. 

What topics are covered?

  • planning of purposeful practical work
  • common areas of concern in science
  • effective risk assessment
  • auditing practical lessons, technician activities, teaching and storage spaces
  • planning for emergencies
  • identifying key training for your team

How will you learn?

This course will be delivered remotely via adobe connect.

How long is this course?

This is a one day remote delivered course.


You will be able to:

  • identify areas for development in your department
  • challenge common misconceptions around what effective H&S actually is
  • plan for training needs of staff
  • be able to conduct effective audits of H&S in your department
  • consider how effective your practical lessons are for students

Scheduled dates

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