The Association for Science Education

Health and Safety - Primary

Welcome to the ASE's Health and Safety - Primary Science Section

Primary ResourcesOn this page and subsequent tabs on the left hand side, you will find Safety articles published in the ASE's journals and relevant resources. The page number is included to allow you to easily search the journal contents page for the article.

Please note that some articles on this page are available solely to subscribers. Should you wish to subscribe to ASE's journals, please click here.

Safety books for primary

Be Safe! 4th edition - click here to download a sample.

Be Safe! welsh edition (e-book) 

Be Safe! INSET Pack

Be safe! Resources for ASE Members

Download this Hand-washing poster (adapted from Be safe! page 11) for your classroom wall.

If you use the Be safe! INSET Pack to train teachers, download:

The Be safe! INSET Pack Update Sheet, which gives you the changed page references for the new edition of Be safe!

The Be safe! INSET Pack Activity 1 Editable Questions.Some people find there are too many questions, or they want to target a particular theme or perhaps add some extra examples relevant to their situation. This Word version allows you to customise according to your requirements.

The Be safe! INSET Pack  Activity 5 Handout 1 Adapted. This rearranges Handout 1 to be in the same order as the 4th edition of Be safe! It is supplied as a Word version so that it  can be edited, eg to remove or change some of the entries, so that can participants come up with their own ideas, relating to their own curriculum.

Primary Science

See the following articles, referred to in the 4th edition of Be Safe!

Safety in out-of-school science, R. Vincent and J. Wray, School Science Review, 1988, 250(70), 55

Farm visits: Health & safety issues. J. Richardson, Primary Science Review, 62, March/April 2000, pp. 20-22

Safety and the school pond. P. Bunyan, Primary Science Review, 7, Summer 1988, pp. 21-22

Visits and resources for food and farming, K Hann, Primary Science Review, 62, March/April 2000, pp. 14-16.