BunsenBurner

How to use the Bunser Burner Safely

http://www.mr-damon.com/experiments/bunsen/index.htm

Before that THIS

Before running an experiment you should carry out a Risk Assessment. Here's an example

Experiment Title: To Show Liquids Expand On Heating

Date: Mon 18th Nov 2013

Possible Risks: burn from the Bunsen or hot liquid, cut from the glass wear

How might these occur: Messing not paying attention

Possible Prevention: Wear lab coat, put on goggles, tie back hair & clear your workbench.

Now do your Risk Assesment before lighting the bunser

Remember to use to the RED emergency Mushroom switch, this knocks off the gas in the room

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