Health and safety
Health and safety adviceMost schools and countries have safety policies that should be followed carefully. In the UK, for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, CLEAPSS and for Scotland SSERC should be consulted for advice. Both organisations have comprehensive advice available to their members and also can provide bespoke support. If you are based anywhere else please ensure you check with your local health and safety regulator.Also, the Royal Society of Chemistry has a huge wealth of material available, much of which is available in the STEM Resources eLibrary from the National STEM Learning Centre.You should always carry out risk assessments for each practical activity you undertake with a class and record any significant findings. These can often be adapted from existing risk assessments. If you have any questions about this please add them below, but remember we won’t be able to give you specific guidance, only point you in the right direction.
Teaching Practical Science: Chemistry
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