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.
Latest news from CLEAPSS..
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.
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.
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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Provides an overview and full index of all Laboratory Handbook sections.
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.
Risk assessment guidance for carbon disulfide.
Risk assessment guidance for Salicylic acid, aspirin & similar esters
A straightforward investigation using simple equipment which will allow students to confirm Boyle's law.
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.
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
Important health and safety information for using a range of human body fluids and tissues in practical work.
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
Complete index for the Student Safety Sheets
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