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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Hot weather - check your chemicals
As temperatures rise, remember to keep an eye on your chemicals and respond appropriately if you notice any problems. See GL246, GL247 and GL252 for advice on doing this safely. 

However, further to our recent Bulletin article, some schools have asked us about bottles of chemicals from different suppliers. Some of these are fine – they may be a different type of plastic which is more durable with whichever chemical they contain. If in doubt, contact your supplier or the CLEAPSS Helpline.
CLEAPSS Websites -
Our regular visitors may have noticed that our website was hacked late on Thursday afternoon which resulted in users getting an 'account suspended' page. Unfortunately we have so far been unable to recover the website so we have installed a new home page to replace the legacy site. We are currently working on reinstating some functionality, in particular the technicians job service, so please bear with us.

It seems it's a big bad world out there so please accept our apologies while we repair the damage.

Regards from the CLEAPSS IT team.
Student Safety Sheets - 2018 CLP Edition
The 2018 CLP Edition of Student Safety Sheets are now live on our website. 

They have been fully reviewed and revised taking into account changes due to CLP and feedback on the use of the sheets in schools.

Find all the sheets here and the teachers guide here.
HSE Radioactive Sources Registration
Since 6 February this year, employers who have employees using radioactive sources must notify, register or obtain consent from the HSE before working with the sources. 

This includes schools. Some school employers don't realise that the small teaching sources used in school science fall into the registration category. If you are not sure if your employer has registered the use of your sources, it would be sensible to check. Our advice is that the employer should get the registration undertaken promptly, even if late. 

The HSE have indicated that they are not minded to take action on late registrations at the moment. We have produced a guide, GL258, which takes you through the registration process. 
We advise employers use this guide because some of the registration questions are not straightforward. 
CLEAPSS is set to appear at many different and varied conferences this summer, hopefully we will see some of you at these events.

ASE Technicians Conferences
Hatfield - 14th June
London (IOE) - 18th May
York (national conference) - 5th & 6th July

Avon Science Techs Conference - 13th July
Birmingham Techs Conference - 15th June
Clement Danes Conference - 29th June
Leicester Techs Conference - 22nd June
NE/NWSCS Techs Conference Bolton - 23rd May
SLS Lab Show & Conference - 23rd May

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Handbook - Section 11 - General Science Topics  (16 Aug 2018)
Guidance on general topics including chromatography and electrophoresis, cryogenics, soldering and electrical connections, electrolysis, glass working, glues and adhesives, photography, using pupils a.. more

GL284 - CLEAPSS Lab Rules Poster  (14 Aug 2018)
A basic set of ten lab rules in Word format, you can then use this to import the rules into your own school templates and formats.

PS042 - Repair and service agents for microscopes  (14 Aug 2018)
A regularly-updated list of companies which will repair and service microscopes

PS040 - Repair and service agents for electronic balances  (14 Aug 2018)
A regularly-updated list of companies who will repair and service electronic balances.

Using the Van de Graaff generator  (10 Aug 2018)
Using the Van de Graaff generator