CLEAPSS Supporting practical science and technology
Welcome to the new CLEAPSS Science Website
CLEAPSS resources give teachers ideas for exciting and engaging practical activities that fire pupils' imaginations and then, unlike many other sources of ideas, go on to show teachers and technicians in detail how to translate the ideas into safe and exciting experiences in the classroom.
CLEAPSS advice and documentation is recognised by the Health and Safety Executive and the Department for Education.. (read more)
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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Schools - Updated 13/05/2021
CLEAPSS Office is open 8.30am to 4.30pm

13th May - Update

CLEAPSS COVID guidance is based on the latest version of the DfE’s COVID protocols. To date the DfE have not removed the requirement to clean or quarantine equipment when it moves between bubbles of pupils, therefore we are unable to change our guidance on this aspect. 

We will continue to monitor the DfE protocols and as and when changes are made to the DfE's requirements around cleaning/quarantining of equipment we will update our guidance. 

In the meantime we continue to impress on the DfE the negative impact that the requirements around cleaning and quarantining are having on the amount of practical work that schools are able to do with pupils.
New CLEAPSS online training - Health & Safety for Science Technicians
This is an unmediated self-study course consisting of 4 video presentations interspersed with diy tasks.  As it is a trial the course is free of charge. Your feedback is important as it will help with the development of this and other online courses, so please leave feedback when prompted at the end of the course.
For further details please click here
After completing the course you may wish to sign up to our follow-on live online H&S course.
***ACTION NEEDED!!***Associate membership renewals -For those memberships due to expire on 30th September 2020
Please be advised all emails requesting confirmation of pupil numbers for membership renewal have been issued in week, 21-27th September 2020.

Once you have submitted pupil numbers, an invoice will be raised and emailed to the contact identified by yourselves for processing.

This does NOT affect schools who are members via a local authority.

If you have not received your email, please contact the office on 01895 251496 or email
Renew your membership now!
Overseas school membership is due to expire on 30/09/2020. 

Please check your email box (including your junk mail) & confirm you wish to continue membership from 1st October 2020 by clicking on the link.

If you haven’t received an email, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing

New CLEAPSS Online Training - Radiation Protection Supervisor - Part A
We have limited number of places available for this three-hour online course which covers the basics of radiation protection in a school setting and provides an introduction to the role of the Radiation Protection Supervisor in schools (RPS - Schools).

Please email for more information.

Part B of this programme is a hands on, face to face course, designed to develop participants confidence in working with radioactive materials and will be held later this year.

An online refresher course for those who have already completed RPS training will be held later this term.

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GL275 - Disinfectants for microbiology
Describes disinfectants available for school microbiology and explains something of how each works so that the user can make informed decisions about which to use.
 (18 May 2021)

GL259 Top tips for algal balls
Useful, brief, guidance on how to grow the alga and make algal balls, which can be used successfully in photosynthesis practicals.
 (18 May 2021)

PS005 - Waste disposal contractors
A regularly updated list of contractors that will remove hazardous and other waste materials from schools. Includes brief advice on choosing the most appropriate. 
 (17 May 2021)

Handbook - Section 10 - General Equipment (L-Z)
Guidance on general laboratory equipment including low voltage supplies, magnifiers, meters, micrometer screw gauges, microscopes, pumps, thermometers, timers, tubing and volume measurement.
 (17 May 2021)

E251 Giant Periodic Table - Aknowledgements
The accompanying word files E251 a-h, when printed out, produce a 2 metre-wide periodic table for a wall display.
 (17 May 2021)