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CLEAPSS Chemistry
Chemistry – Let's make it happen!

CLEAPSS provides guidance for teachers, technicians, science advisers and H&S officers on all aspects of practical work. We know that chemistry experiments can cause problems and activities may not 'work' as expected, or provide the effective learning opportunity that’s required. Sometimes, health and safety concerns are raised about the chemicals involved.

CLEAPSS works with suppliers and others to ensure that suitable chemicals and equipment are used in schools and we can also suggest ideas and innovative methods that might help you enhance practical chemistry in your school.

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So, if you’re stuck, or need a bit of advice, get in touch by e-mail or 'phone and we'll do our best to help!

Latest news from CLEAPSS..
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Schools - Updated 28/07/2020
Latest News

CLEAPSS office is open Tuesday to Thursday.

We will continue to answer ALL helplines, and continue to develop both emergency guidance for COVID-19 and longer term developmental guides across all the areas we cover.

Returning in September Guidance 
CLEAPSS is currently working with DfE and other agencies reviewing the latest DfE guidance for schools returning in September. 
We will publish our updated guidance in response to this in early August when the DfE confirm that this guidance is being implemented.

If you have an EMERGENCY Helpline i.e. pupil with chemical in their eye, a chemical spill, or radioactive issue. 
Then please call 07565 114 059 (available 8.30am-5.30pm weekdays)

If you have a question about your membership i.e. what is my password, or can I check we are members. Then call our membership line on 07707 543 647 (available 8.30am-5.30pm weekdays)

If you have a technical or subject based question. Then please email it to science@cleapss.org.uk

Please do NOT call the above mobile numbers with routine questions.

Primary schools should refer to our primary website for their guidance on managing practical work.

DT Staff should refer to our DT website for their guidance on managing practical work.

Please continue to check this web page for updates, and follow our Twitter account (@CLEAPSS ) for more updates.

Following government advice, CLEAPSS has cancelled all our courses until the end of July. 

We have now created a series of new guides to support schools during the COVID-19/Coronavirus Pandemic :-









The online local authority renewal process
We have produced a video to support local authority officers who are completing their CLEAPSS membership returns using the new online system.

You can view the video here
Check your chemical store!
One thing to do BEFORE schools shut down for the summer holiday.

Make sure you check the chemicals in the chemical store are secure, not leaking and stored appropriately e.g. ensure there is water surrounding your 2,4-DNP(H).

Refer to guides GL246 and our chemical stocklist E233 for more guidance on how to do this.
CLEAPSS Podcasts
CLEAPSS is now running a new series of Podcasts, the first edition is with Dave Parry our DT adviser discussing the new DT MRATs (Hazcards for DT).

Episode 2 is now live and about radioactive sources and your RPO/RPA.

Episode 3 is now live and with 'Uncle' Bob all about Hazcards and SDS's.

We intend to record more of these in the near future.

Find them here : http://cleapss.podbean.com/
New Log In Details
The new login and password has been sent to members via the printed bulletin.

As part of the move to online membership processing, direct members of CLEAPSS (ie not via a local authority or other brokering organisation) will have been sent a renewal notice by e-mail. We have sent out over 2500 electronic requests and so far almost half of those we have contacted have successfully navigated the online membership renewal process.If the renewal request has been passed to you by someone else and you are not sure what to do next, give us a ring (01895 251496) and ask us to resend the renewal directly to you. That way you can simply click on the link in the e-mail to access the online portal. 

If your school has not renewed its membership by the end of January, membership will lapse and your password will stop working.
Chemistry Resources
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Crude oil refinery is a foundation industry, providing fuel products for heating and transport, and raw materials for many further industries, including polymer and pharmaceutical manufacturing. Fract.. more

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This leaflet is intended to give brief details only of the major manufacturers and suppliers of electronic balances suitable for use in science within secondary schools and colleges.

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Outlines the work that science technicians do, the tasks which they should not, ideally, be given, and provides a pointer to the number of technicians needed in a department and to management issues w.. more

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This includes all the pictograms required by the Globally Harmonised System for chemical hazard labelling. A selection of large (A4) and small sized pictures for printing and use in schools

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Straightforward advice on how to make sure your practical lessons work as you intend. Includes planning and preparing the activity, managing students, timing and equipment, and clearing away. Also inc.. more

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Straightforward instructions on using a tap funnel, a piece of equipment used in several chemical preparations and investigations.

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Brief risk assessment guidance and experimental notes for a range of practical activities involving monobasic organic acids and their salts (Hazcards 38A, 38B, 38C, 38D).

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This guide is intended for those using, buying, or designing fume cupboards for schools and colleges. Information is provided on common problems, on choosing and installing appropriate cupboards an.. more

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This now inclduies some general information on food calorimetry as well as explaining something of nut allergy and a range of control measures which could be used to enable effective, relevant practic.. more

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Brief risk assessment guidance and experimental notes for a range of practical activities involving sulfuric(VI) acid (Hazcard 98A), sulfamic acid and sulfate(VI) salts (Hazcard 98B).

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