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Science Leaders' Survival Guide number 3

Number 3 - March 2014

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1 Science Leaders' Survival Guide - Health and safety (Section 3) Sample - How to… Ensure that practical science flourishes in the department by appropriate use of risk assessments

It is a common myth that many experiments are now ‘banned’. This is not the case. The key to ensuring that practical science is able to flourish in your department is using risk assessment procedures appropriately and ...

This document gives a taste of what the Science Leaders' Hub Survival Guide offers to support you in your role as a science leader or in your aspirations to become a science leader.

2 You must be a member to download this article Science Leaders' Survival Guide - Health and safety (Section 3)

Contents

Risk assessment
How to… Ensure that practical science flourishes in the department by appropriate use of risk assessments 5
How to… Integrate health and safety monitoring into normal work 8
People
How to… Ensure health and safety training 10
How to… Help students learn about health and safety 12
How to… Use teaching assistants to support health and safety 14
How to… Work with supply or cover staff in health and safety 16
How to… Work with technicians on health and safety 18
How to… Deal with health and safety for educational visits 20
Equipment and resources
How to… Provide and use health and safety equipment 21
How to… Ensure health and safety checks are done 23
How to… Use radioactive sources safely 26

3 You must be a member to download this article Useful Reference ‘We don't do that anymore, it’s not safe’ (School Science Review, March 2004)
4 You must be a member to download this article Useful Reference ‘Who assesses the risk in school science lessons?’ (Education in Science, September 2010)
5 You must be a member to download this article Useful Reference ‘Teaching about risk’ (Education in Science, April 2009)
6 You must be a member to download this article Useful Reference ‘Teaching safety using mole calculations’ (School Science Review, March 1998)