Teaching Design and Technology presents both a challenging and an exciting experience, yet where teachers work needs to be a safe and secure environment. Best practice comes from staff who are knowledgeable about relevant aspects of Health and Safety and who, as a result, feel confident in managing and maintaining a healthy and safe workplace.
Well-qualified staff are empowered to identify hazards and assess risks, and can quickly determine how best to minimise, remove, or control such risks within an educational environment.
Health and Safety Reminder Posters and Videos. Sponsored by HME-Technologies Ltd and Technology Supplies Ltd
Extending the benefits of the Design and Technology Association’s Health and Safety Training and Accreditation Scheme, we have released a suite of posters with attached videos accessible using QR codes found on each poster.
Find out more about our reminder videos. They are not a replacement for H&S training and accreditation or for the necessary refresher training so please ensure all staff in your Design and Technology department undertake appropriate training. You will then gain access to these valuable workshop machinery videos. The code of practice BS4163:2014: Health and Safety for Design and Technology in Educational and Similar Establishments, sets clear expectations about the Health and Safety training required of everyone working in design and technology.
The British Standard code of practice expects all Design and Technology colleagues to be trained to the standards set out in the Design and Technology Association publication, ‘Health and Safety Training Standards in Design and Technology’. These standards provide the benchmark for Health and Safety training in Design and Technology. They will give you the training, competency, and accreditation to meet the requirements of this code of practice.
Initial training is required by those with little or no previous experience or certification on specific training standards. Refresher training is for those who can confirm that they have had previous training and experience on specific equipment and machinery, but their skills need updating or their Design and Technology Association certification is out of date.
Training will always be led by one of our Design and Technology Association Registered Design and Technology Health and Safety Consultants (RDTHSCs). They work to a code of practice as part of our quality assurance procedures. Minimum contact times are set for the delivery of all of the training standards when delivered to groups of staff. You can search for training courses across the country. Our RDTHSC’s are listed by region and can be contacted directly so you can quickly and easily plan and organise tailored training within your own establishment, or within a group of local schools.
We also offer ‘Teaching Food Safely’ training for primary and secondary schools, which is provided by one of a team of food specialist RDTHSCs. This is a one-day course fully covering the Secondary Food Health and Safety Training Standards and Level 2 Food Safety certification.