In addition to risk assessments associated with construction modules all staff delivering KS3 electronic modules and/or KS4/5 electronics must be familiar with the following CLEAPSS risk assessments and their adaption sheets for BCC.
Staff must also read the data sheet associated with the solder used at BCC (Omega Rosin Free 63/37 2% Flux Fast Flow Solder 22swg). It should be noted that this product although Rosin Free does contain lead. Lead fumes are negligible at normal soldering temperature (up to 500c).
Fume Extraction – If soldering tasks are prolonged staff are asked to use the Purex Fume extraction units available within the department.
Video – The video available on the blog details the basics of soldering and covers many of the H&S issues associated with soldering including examples of good practice. Staff are asked to show this video to students at the start of each new module.