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    Why it’s compulsory to wear protective glasses during science in school


    It’s compulsory to wear protective glasses during science lessons in school for a good reason – safety. It’s vitally important that children are kept safe. Science lessons can be some of the most important and enjoyable sessions during school. Few subjects have the ability to fire a thirst for knowledge and discovery as science.

    Why are protective glasses during science lessons mandatory?

    Quite simply, the chemicals used in practical science lessons and demonstrations have the potential to cause serious harm. For example, getting a splash of acid in the eye can cause any number of injuries. Of course, the most serious damage would be permanent blindness. However, even the most innocuous-looking accidents can have long-lasting, damaging effects on a student’s quality of life.

    Protective goggles are specifically designed to guard against these sorts of accidents and injuries in school. This is why it’s so important to make sure you get the proper protective equipment. Any old set of goggles won’t do. You need specific science safety glasses, in sizes that will fit and offer comprehensive protection to young people.

    As well as providing proper safety, wearing protective glasses during science lessons in school also teaches the students good habits.

    It’s never too early to start making children aware of chemical dangers and the importance of safety. There are numerous stories of nasty accidents occurring during science lessons. The last thing you want is to be another example on the list.

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    An appreciation for the importance of health and safety will stand the students in good stead for later life. There’s no need to labour the point because science lessons should still be about learning and discovery but accident-free.

    What can I do if my child is injured in a science lesson?

    If your child suffers an accident at school in a science lesson, you may be able to claim for injury compensation. If they were either not given sufficient protective equipment or the equipment they were given was defective, then the school could be liable. A quick look at Accident Advice Helpline’s unique 30-second claims test will give you an idea of your eligibility to claim. From there, our expert advisors can take you through the claims process to a successful conclusion, which is usually reached without a court appearance. Dial 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles to speak to our expert advisors.

    Date Published: March 10, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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