Health and safety for science departments NY253 / A22

Start date
6 Oct 22
2 Days
National STEM Learning Centre, Siwards Way, York YO10 5DD How to find us


Science has a generally excellent safety record in schools and colleges, but good, effective health and safety planning is essential. A pragmatic, risk based approach needs to be taken, based on evidence and with the cooperation of all staff and students.

This course, aimed at Heads of Department, senior technicians and experienced teachers, will develop the skills to both audit, plan and implement coherent practical health and safety in your science department. Hands-on practical work will enable participants to further understand the processes of good risk management, as well as focussing in on areas such as teaching space management, the prep rooms and stores, as well as going outside of the lab. There is also support post-course, to help participants with implementing good practice in their department.

This course will be delivered either remotely, face to face at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, or as a blend of both approaches.Please see the 'Scheduled dates' section on the top right hand side of this page to choose the date and delivery mode that suit you best.


What topics are covered?

Not sure yet? Here is a free taster which will give you a better understanding of what to expect once you join the course. Please note, this is a free short activity you can do in your own time.

Who is the course leader?

  • Mark Langley

    I am the Science CPD Lead at the National STEM Learning Centre, York. With a chemistry and physics background, I have taught in a number of...


Participants will be able to:

  • audit their departments for good practice in health and safety
  • develop management tools for ensuring compliance
  • plan for a coherent approach within their school


Health and safety for science departments day 1 06 October 202211:00-19:00National STEM Learning Centre
Health and safety for science departments - day 207 October 202209:00-16:00National STEM Learning Centre


This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course.

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