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Design and Technology Core Level Standards for Health and Safety

Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage, Robertson House, Six Hills Way
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HCC Health & Safety Team
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Target Audience
Business Managers / Design Technology Teaching Staff / Design Technology Technicians
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Academies and Schools (including EYFS)
Design & Technology / Health and Safety
Event Description
Health and Safety legislation requires that staff are competent to undertake their role and manage health and safety, for those involved in design and technology (D&T) at secondary level then it’s crucial that teachers and support staff can identify hazards, assess risks and effectively manage these.

D&T has training standards approved by the Training and Development Agency (TDA) and published by DATA ‘Health and Safety Training Standards in Design and Technology’. These standards provide a nationally recognised health and safety qualification which is fully compliant with the requirements of BS4163:2014. All teachers and support staff should meet these standards before they use, supervise or teach others to use the equipment, processes and tools used in D&T.

This core level course is delivered by a Registered Design and Technology Health and Safety Consultant (RDTHSC) and is considered essential for all involved in teaching design and technology at secondary level.

It is recommended that refresher training should be undertaken on a regular basis and no later than 5 years from initial training.
Training objectives
Learning outcomes
By attending this course, participants will be able to:

• apply the requirements of BS4163:2014 ‘Health and Safety for Design and Technology in Schools and Similar Establishments’
• adopt appropriate teaching strategies to manage health and safety risks
• plan and conduct lessons safely taking account of the size and nature of the class and their activities
• recognise potential hazards and evaluate risks in design and technology activities
• understand their responsibilities, and that of their employer under health and safety legislation
Additional Information
In addition there is a DATA accreditation / certification cost of £24.00 per person.
Initial accreditation is for 5 years and the DATA maintains a database and record keeping system that will inform all accredited persons of significant changes to regulations.
Start Date
Thursday 27 February 2020
End Date
Thursday 27 February 2020
Closing Date
Wednesday 26 February 2020
13:00 - 17:00
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