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Concrete - anyone using it in school?

Discussion in 'Design and technology' started by bikerbuoy, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. bikerbuoy

    bikerbuoy New commenter

    Hi,
    I'd like to mould concrete bases for a project, does anyone have any thoughts or experience of this? Not so much the technical, more the risk/mitigations etc of it
    Thank in advance,
    J
     
  2. cosybear

    cosybear New commenter

    Just remember that wet concrete is strongly alkali and can, for some, cause nasty chemical burns or allergic reactions -long sleeves, gloves and goggles -eyewash and wash stations for all are essential.
     
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  3. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Lead commenter

    Also the dust is an irritant so well so a well ventilated area

    RSoC suggest using concrete in an experiment and give this H and S advice:
    Health and Safety:
    Working with cement is safer with waterproof protective gloves and safety glasses. The alkalinity of wet cement and concrete can cause skin irritation or even chemical burns under prolonged exposure.

    Try to keep cement dust away from the students since it can be an irritant. A well ventilated work area is a good precaution. Students should wash thoroughly when they are finished working with cement and concrete.
     
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  4. bikerbuoy

    bikerbuoy New commenter

    Thanks folks, much appreciated.
     

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