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Welcome to the Technicians Home Page

From here you can access all sorts of useful technician related resources.

Health and safety

Hazardous Chemical database. This has information on many of the chemicals that are commonly encountered in schools. It contains data on the hazards associated with each chemical, information on how to handle, store and dispose of it, or what to do if you have a spill or accident.

There is also an index to enable you to search for a chemical under a variety of names.

Technical Department Risk Assessments. From here you can download many generic risk assessments related to the Safe Use of most workshop machinery you will find in a school technical department, as well as technician workshops. These are in a word format and need to be personalised to your school.


Here you will find information relating to Technician related CPD courses.

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Salters’ National Awards for Science Technicians 2019

These Awards are run by the Salters’ Institute in collaboration with both CLEAPSS and SSERC.

Further Information

For information about the 2019 Salter’s Technician awards CLICK HERE

How to apply

To apply for the Salters’ National Awards for Science Technicians, please complete the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM (please click on the link to see the form) providing brief details about you/your team, giving a short outline explaining your day-to-day work and activities and why you/your team would benefit from receiving an award (in no more than 2400 characters, approx. 400 words).

Please ensure that you read the additional application information before completing your online application.

Closing date for applications is Friday 3 May 2019.

We will be in touch by mid-May with the outcome of your application. Please see the additional information for further details.

Social Media

If you would like to keep up to date with all things Techniciany across Scotland, we can be found on:

Facebook – SSERCtechnicians

Twitter – @SSERCtechnician

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