CLEAPSS Supporting practical science and technology
Welcome to the new CLEAPSS Science Website
What is CLEAPSS
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.
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Top 10 hazards in Science23 Mar 2017
CLEAPSS carries out many audits of Science departments. Through these we have identified hazards which are common across a range of schools.

Have a read of them here.
WANTED : CLEAPSS Chemistry Adviser16 Mar 2017
CLEAPSS is looking for an enthusiastic chemistry specialist with a passion for practical work to lead the next phase of development in our support for practical activities in chemistry.   

The salary will be in the Soulbury range 13-16 (£47,640 - £51,219). The post attracts a relocation package as well as membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Further details can be found on the below links or by e-mail Jodie.Deville@cleapss.org.uk or phone 01895 251496. 







Closing date: 5.00pm on Tuesday 2nd May 
Interviews: Tuesday 9th May
Check your 2,4-DNP2 Nov 2016
Schools who hold stocks of 2,4-DNP (2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine, technically called 2,4-DNPH) are reminded to check the storage arrangements for this chemical are as per Hazcard 30

If it has been stored as advised, or is unopened as supplied (as it contains water for supply) there is no cause for concern. 

However if there is no water in the outer container or the reagent bottle has not been placed inside an additional container you must assume that the material has dried out meaning that an additional risk is present.

Do NOT open the reagent bottle.

Please do not call the police.

Instead please call the CLEAPSS Helpline for further advice.


To view the DfE/EFA statement about 2,4-DNP click here.
CLEAPSS Log In Details 16 Mar 2017
The neon password will expire at the end of March. Please ensure you have the new password by checking the paper copy of the Spring 2017 Bulletin that was sent to all member schools.
Salters’ National Awards For Science Technicians 1 Mar 2017
In collaboration with CLEAPSS and SSERC

An exciting opportunity to showcase your work in practice.Up to 4 AWARDS of £1000 each

Don’t miss out in gaining recognition for the work that you do!

CLOSING DATE for applications:FRIDAY 5 MAY 2017.

For more info see this flyer.

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DL223 - Customisable Model Health and Safety Policy for Science Departments  (23 Mar 2017)
Can be easily used by a science department to produce its own H&S policy

G223 - Model Health and Safety Policy for Science Departments  (23 Mar 2017)
Everything a secondary science department needs to have in its H&S policy, plus some useful advice for teachers and heads of department. An accompanying Word document (DL223) can be customised by .. more

PS038 - Training of science staff, the use of non-science specialists in secondary school science, and the use of cover teachers in laboratories.  (23 Mar 2017)
A brief overview of the training, required by health and safety regulations, of those who work in school science laboratories.

GL238 -Top ten hazards in science  (23 Mar 2017)
CLEAPSS carries out many audits of Science departments. Through these we have identified hazards which are common across a range of schools

PS081 - Fireworks and explosives  (23 Mar 2017)
We have updated and revised our guidance in light of the 2014 Explosives Regulations. These do change what schools are able to do in Science.We have worked closely with experts in the explosives indus.. more