has tried to ensure that the practical activities
are healthy and safe to use in schools and
colleges, both for technicians preparing materials
and pupils and teachers carrying them out.
In consultation with the CLEAPSS® School
Science Service, SEP has attempted to identify
any recognised hazards and suggest appropriate
control measures (safety precautions) to reduce
the risks from them.
It is assumed that practical work will be
undertaken in suitable laboratories or work
areas and that good laboratory practices will
be observed. Teachers should consult their
employer’s risk assessments for each
activity before use and consider whether any
modification is necessary for the particular
circumstances of their own schools, classes
or rooms. If necessary, CLEAPSS members can
obtain further advice by contacting the Helpline
on 01895 251496 or e-mail email@example.com.