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Health and Safety in the Science Laboratory

Taking the risk out of exciting practicals in the science lab

Open Course

Suitable for: Science teachers, technicians and support staff who want to ensure that rigorous health and safety procedures are implemented in the school science laboratories.

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary
  • Further Education

Course Reference: 6882WW
Price: £299.00 + VAT or hold in-house
Timings: 10am - 4pm Book Now

This course is designed for technicians and teachers who work in laboratories. It will provide an essential introduction to individual responsibilities under health and safety law, as well as COSHH, controlling hazards in a laboratory environment and assessing risk. It will give you the knowledge and confidence to tackle even the most demanding practicals.

  • Understanding the law and your responsibilities
  • Controlling hazardous substances in the lab (COSHH)
  • Assessing and managing risk in the laboratory
  • Manage Health and Safety in the Science Department
  • Implement strategies to prevent common accidents
  • Carrying and lifting safely in the laboratory
  • Making your lab safer by developing a personal action plan


Understanding the law and your responsibilities
  • Understanding some of the terms, acronyms and organisations associated with Health and Safety
  • Roles and responsibilities – who does what
  • Criminal and civil action – what are the penalties
Controlling hazardous substances in the lab (COSHH)
  • Understanding the COSHH Regulations
  • Using Hazcards and CLP Pictograms
  • Understanding which substances are banned
Assessing and managing risk
  • The 5 steps to risk assessment
  • Reducing risk
  • Customising risk assessments
Implementing strategies in Health and Safety in Science
  • Key issues in avoiding accidents
  • Dealing with accidents RIDDOR
  • Manual handling
Well delivered course with very knowledgeable instructor. Brian Hart, Stowe School
Covered everything we need to know and tailored the course to your individual role. Jessica Hall, Kingswood School
Excellent interactive discussion and relevant H & S information. Selina Appleby, Birchwood High School
Good information tailored to suit individual needs. Graeme Heap, Hope View School

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