CLEAPSS Supporting practical science and technology
Welcome to the new CLEAPSS Science Website
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.
CLEAPSS advice and documentation is recognised by the Health and Safety Executive and the Department for Education.. (read more)
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Latest news from CLEAPSS..
New CLEAPSS online training - Health & Safety for Science Technicians
This FREE unmediated self-study course consisting of 4 video presentations interspersed with DIY tasks.  

For further details please click here

After completing the course you may wish to sign up to our follow-on live online H&S course.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Schools
Updated : 15th June 2022

Removed requirement to sanitise eye protection for schools in Northern Ireland, this matches latest guidance released for schools in Northern Ireland. 

No other changes in guidance.
Pupils visiting from primary schools
As we move into the season of pupils visiting their nearby secondary schools, we have produced a suite of new guidance to support teachers and technicians in what could and shouldn't be done in these sessions.

Cheek cells, can we do it? YES WE CAN!
All practicals, including cheek cells, breathing or blowing activities and experiments with saliva should now be resumed as part of normal school practice. 

However, if pupils are required to wear face coverings IN LESSONS then we recommend that check cells and activities are NOT carried out.

See GL343 – Guide to doing practical work during the COVID-19 pandemic for more details

Student Safety Sheets - 2022 Update
Are you about to print off a set of Student Safety Sheets?

Then you may want to wait, we are in the process of fully revising them and plan to publish this all new edition in the Autumn term.

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GL016 - Technical justification showing how L93 risk assessments meet the suitable and sufficient requirements of the Approved Code of Practice L121
Regulation 8 of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17) requires the employer to undertake a suitable and sufficient prior risk assessment before commencing a new work activity involving ioni.. more
 (23 Jun 2022)

GL272 - Sterilising for microbiology
Covers how to steam sterilise and dry sterilise resources for microbiology.
 (15 Jun 2022)

GL343 – Guide to doing practical work during the COVID-19 Pandemic – Science
Guide to doing practical work during the COVID-19 Pandemic – Science
 (15 Jun 2022)

G077 - Science for Secondary-aged Pupils with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND)
A wide-ranging guide which will be of use to teachers in mainstream and special schools. There are sections on teaching science to students with cognitive and learning difficulties, behavioural and em.. more
 (6 Jun 2022)

PS013 - Pregnant, new & breastfeeding mothers and school science
Sensible advice on the minimal risks to pregnant individuals posed by practical school science 
 (30 May 2022)