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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.
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Changes to the ionising radiation regulations - Latest Update - 06/02/184 Jan 2018
The regulations controlling the use of radioactive materials are changed in January 2018. 

This change will affect education employers. The radioactive sources typically used in school-science fall into the 'medium risk band' and consequently education employers with these sources will be required to register with the health and safety regulator (HSENI for NI, HSE for the rest of the UK). 

The notification from the current regulations cannot be carried over - a new registration is required.

Please note this is a new system and as such it is a changing situation. Please check back regularly for updates about how to register.

We have created a how to register guide, which you can access here.

To find out if you are in a high Radon area, please use this map.

Latest update : 6th Feb 18:00
#TECHOGNITION22 Feb 2018
#TECHOGNITION is a national celebration of the work of school science technicians and will take place from the 5th to the 9th of March 2018.

The aim is to publicly showcase the incredible work that school science technicians do on a daily basis and show that technicians are an essential and highly skilled workforce that play an important role in the running of any successful school science department.

For more info see here.
Want to work at CLEAPSS?27 Jan 2018
We are looking for a Finance Manager, find all the details here.
Use of Human Bodily Fluids in Standard School Science Experiments in Northern Ireland17 Jan 2018
The use of human bodily fluids is now allowed in standard science experiments in Northern Ireland schools. CLEAPSS guidance has been updated to reflect the change.
Salters’ National Awards For Science Technicians 20189 Jan 2018
Calling all technicians! Don’t miss out in gaining recognition for the important work that you do.

Click here for details on how to apply for a £1000 Salters’ Technician Award. Closing date for applications is Friday 4th May 2018.

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G214b - Examining Autoclaves, Pressure Cookers and Model Steam Engines Written schemes of examination (WSE)  (23 Feb 2018)
This guide explains the position regarding written schemes of examination required for the examination of pressure systems under the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations (PSSR) 2014.

CLEAPSS Technicians Networks  (13 Feb 2018)
Details of science technicians networks around the country as well as information about setting up your own technicians network

L195 - Safer chemicals, safer reactions  (9 Feb 2018)
An invaluable practical guide on how to safely undertake a range of visually and intellectually appealing chemical reactions. Includes alternatives to some traditional activities such as the thermit r.. more

SRA026 - Thermite reaction in flower pots  (9 Feb 2018)
The thermite reaction is conducted on a relatively large scale in a pair of small flower pots. The white hot molten iron pours though holes in the base onto a thick layer of sand in a metal tray or si.. more

GL249 - Examination of pressure vessels in schools – suppliers guide  (9 Feb 2018)
This guide provides details of organisations that are able to support schools to comply with the requirement arising from the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations to examine pressure equipment used in .. more