CLEAPSS Supporting practical science and technology
CLEAPSS Technicians
CLEAPSS Supporting technicians

Technicians play a vital role in supporting the teaching of exciting, effective science safely. CLEAPSS provides guidance on all aspects of being a technician and resources such as stock lists, templates for laboratory checklists, requisition sheets, labels and much more to help technicians in their jobs. CLEAPSS actively works with other organisations to raise the status of technicians in schools.

We also post details of technician networks and job vacancies.

If you need help or advice or would like to share a technician tip please get in touch by email or phone.

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Latest news from CLEAPSS..
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Schools
Updated : 20th September

CLEAPSS has fully revised and updated its guidance for practical work during the COVID-19 pandemic.  
New to CLEAPSS ?
Are you new using CLEAPSS resources?

Then we have two new videos to help guide you through, how our resources can help support you in planning the preparations for effective and safe practical lessons.


Return to schools - Lab checks
Now is a great time to check your labs before getting back into the routine of practical lessons. Simple things like running all the taps, ensures good water quality and refills any sink traps.

You can use the below guides to help recommission your labs to ensure they are safe and effective for practical lessons.



ASE International Journal - Edition 13
CLEAPSS is pleased to be the guest editor of the ASE International Journal - Edition 13.Many thanks to the ASE for allowing us to host the whole edition here for our members.

Click here to access the journal.

Find out more about the ASE and the ASE International Journal here.
***ACTION NEEDED!!***Associate membership renewals -For those memberships due to expire on 30th September
Please be advised all emails requesting confirmation of pupil numbers for membership renewal are on their way.

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 are unsure about this renewal process, please contact the office on 01895 251496 or email membership@cleapss.org.uk
Technicians Resources
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Provides an overview and full index of all Laboratory Handbook sections.

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This edition includes notes on blood and cheek cell sampling, inappropriate dumping of waste chemicals, and the role and value of the CE mark on equipment.

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Some resources to help with checking the contents of Molymod molecular model sets after they've been used in lessons.

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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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Risk assessment guidance for carbon disulfide.

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Risk assessment guidance for Salicylic acid, aspirin & similar esters

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Guidance on the preparation and disposal of potassium metabisulfite and sodium metabisulfite solutions.

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A straightforward investigation using simple equipment which will allow students to confirm Boyle's law.

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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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Briefly lists all CLEAPSS documents relevant to school microbiology.

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