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Science lab ventilation health and safety

Discussion in 'Science' started by mfbx7ka2, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. mfbx7ka2

    mfbx7ka2 New commenter

    Hi all,

    Does anyone know of any guidelines/ regulations relating to science classroom ventilation? A lab that I regularly teach in has had a broken extractor fan (extracts or brings in air) for years. I have told the person in charge of health and safety several times and have been ignored. There are also blinds that are in the permanent down position which means air can’t circulate. What can I do about this is they are refusing to fix these issues?
  2. Skeoch

    Skeoch Star commenter

    There are regulations from the DFE: look for BB101 Ventilation, thermal comfort and indoor air quality 2018. But your first port of call (as it is for every science issue, just about) is CLEAPSS. Use your school's subscription to CLEAPSS to get advice.
  3. msuxg

    msuxg New commenter

    Looks like you need CLEAPSS document G14, p16.

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