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Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 - Term 3 workshops

Across the country, the New Zealand Association of Science Educators (NZASE) is holding workshops on both Friday and Saturday mornings - to give principals and teachers flexibility about where and when they would like to attend, especially in cases where relief time is not possible.

These workshops will be free of charge, and registration details and finalised venues etc. will be posted on nzscienceteacher.co.nz in the near future. 

The aim of the workshops is to provide an overview of the key parts of the Act that impact on schools, particularly in the science and technology learning areas.

Both The Code of Practice for School Exempt Laboratories and The Safety Guidance Manual for Technology are being refreshed in line with the new Act, and these documents, and their implications for schools, will be discussed at the workshops.

Who should attend?

Principals, Boards of Trustees, teachers in charge of science, teachers in charge of technology, and laboratory managers will all find the workshops immensely valuable in clearing up and confusion around the new Act. 

A weekday and weekend workshop is being held in each broad region and teachers may choose to attend either (e.g. Friday Invercargill, Saturday morning Dunedin).

There will also be a session at SciCon – being held in the upcoming school holidays in Wellington.

If principals and/or teachers are unable to attend either the Friday or Saturday workshop in your region, information and a DVD will be available.

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