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COVID-19 – Guidance for returning to school.

2020-06-09T11:46:30+01:00June 3rd, 2020|

We are now in the situation of knowing the date on which school are going to reopen (11th of August) and staff are now generally allowed back into school to begin preparations. We have been monitoring the situation and considering our approach and are now in the position to publish our guidance to enable this [...]

COVID-19 update for SSERC delegates and visitors

2020-03-31T11:00:07+01:00March 31st, 2020|

Matters have been moving on rapidly. The postponement of all SSERC professional learning courses and events is now extended to include all of those scheduled up until the end of May 2020. We will be keeping the situation under review with regard to courses scheduled after that date and also in relation to possible dates [...]

Covid-19 – Classroom Advice

2020-03-13T16:56:19+00:00March 13th, 2020|

SSERC has developed some helpful advice relating to steps that should be taken to minimise the spread of the coronavirus when learners are undertaking practical lab/workshop based activities.  This advice can be found at

Scottish ENTHUSE Celebration Awards 2019

2019-06-20T16:12:24+01:00June 20th, 2019|

SSERC was delighted to host the Scottish ENTHUSE Celebration Awards 2019 at the Engine Shed (Stirling) on 14th May 2019. These awards celebrate excellence in STEM education at primary, secondary, leadership and for technicians and support staff and the Scottish delegation will be part of a national celebration event at the Royal Society, London on the 20th [...]

Printed Advice

2019-02-05T15:41:07+00:00February 5th, 2019|

Ever since the introduction of the previous website, we have been getting requests (a small number) for a printed version of the Hazardous Chemicals advice. Personally, I can't see why there is a need but c'est la vie. The previous website did allow this is a fairly clumsy way by just printing each of the [...]

New Publications

2018-11-12T12:12:03+00:00November 12th, 2018|

Some hard work has been going on in the background . . .it's not all beer and skittles here at SSERC. We (well, I) have now updated our documents on: New and Expectant Mothers - No significant changes to the advice itself but the document has been revised in light of CLP/GHS with a revised [...]

Hazardous Chemicals v Hazcards

2019-05-07T10:18:39+01:00November 7th, 2018|

FOr the vast majority of our Scottish users, this is not an issue. We are aware, however, that some of the independent schools do follow the English curriculum: with GCSEs and A-levels. Much of the documentation for these courses specifically references CLEAPSS Hazcards in the H&S information. There is generally very little difference in the [...]

Asbestos in Bunsen burner gauzes

2018-11-07T11:36:06+00:00August 31st, 2018|

The HSE has alerted us to the possible contamination of a small number of ceramic-centred, Bunsen burner gauzes with asbestos. At present this it limited to two suppliers who are not major players in Scotland but further testing is being done and HSE’s investigations are ongoing. If further suppliers become involved, we will keep you [...]