The purpose of these notes is to encourage practical science by helping teachers and technicians identify safe ways of working, and also to help develop new, exciting, and safe practical activities. This has always been the ambition of the ASE Health and Safety Group.
Fundamental is the idea that the implementation and increased use of the risk assessment helps science staff preserve and, in some cases, reintroduce, valuable and effective practical activities in the science curriculum.
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