Storing and disposing of hazardous chemicals in schools

Practical advice for teachers, technicians and other staff who buy, store or dispose of hazardous chemicals.



This guidance is for school leaders, staff and governing bodies in:

  • maintained schools
  • academies
  • independent schools
  • pupil referral units
  • academy trusts
  • local authorities
  • further education and sixth form colleges

It explains how to handle and dispose of hazardous substances and materials, and signposts to professional bodies offering further advice.

Published 12 October 2017
Last updated 17 November 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated attachment to reflect minor changes about the disposal of chemicals (page 6).
  2. First published.