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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During this time please only use the phone for Helplines on 01895 251496.


CLEAPSS Websites - www.cleapss.org.uk
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.
Gatsby - Good Practical Science report
Gatsby Charitable Foundation launches Good Practical Science report to transform practical science education in England.

The Gatsby Charitable Foundation has launched the Good Practical Science report, outlining ten benchmarks to transform practical science education in England.

The Good Practical Science report details recommendations to help secondary schools achieve world-class science education, even when facing tight budgets.Looking at more than 400 secondary schools in England to gauge the status of practical science, the report also involved visits to world-leading nations including Finland, Germany and Singapore to learn what was done differently internationally.

The report was led by Sir John Holman, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of York, founding director of the National STEM Learning Centre and a former head teacher and science teacher.

Download the 8 page summary report here

Download the full report here
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.
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.
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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Risk assessment guidance for carbon disulfide.

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Risk assessment guidance for Salicylic acid, aspirin & similar esters

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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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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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Important health and safety information for using a range of human body fluids and tissues in practical work.

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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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Complete index for the Student Safety Sheets

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