Health & Safety for Science Departments

for Heads of Science/Health & Safety Personnel Thursday 24th November 2016

Location: Glasgow Hilton Hotel, William Street, Glasgow G3 8HT (location map)
Date:   24/11/2016
Course timings:   10 a.m. - 3 p.m. including lunch. Coffee and registration from 9.30 a.m.
Cost:   £95
Summary:  

“Misunderstandings about the application of health and safety law have, in some cases, discouraged schools and teachers from carrying out a range of learning activities both inside and outside the classroom. These misunderstandings can also be fuelled by fears of civil action or concerns about the need for detailed paperwork. 

A proportionate approach to the management of health and safety risks in schools is about: 

• protecting pupils and staff from real harm

• enabling innovation and learning opportunities to take place

 • helping those who create the risks to manage them sensibly and responsibly”  SSERC website

This Conference is designed for colleagues who have the responsibility for both policy and practice with regard to the above. 

Gregor Steele and Chris Lloyd from Scottish Schools Education Research Centre (SSERC - http://www.sserc.org.uk/) will lead the day.  It will serve to provide an update and refresher on a number of key topics including: 

•        Health and safety law and responsibilities 

•        Management of health and safety 

•        Risk assessment 

•        Sources of information - the SSERC website and any other suitable sources. 

Please register as soon as possible and by Friday 11 November at the latest.

 

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