Design and Technology Association (UK) Approved Health and Safety Training Course

This is a practical course that is designed to enable the attendee to be secure in their own ability on machines and tools, understand set up and standard maintenance. The training is designed to ensure that the trainee is made aware of all the present regulations and standards that are set out for the safe use of machinery in an education establishment.

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is suitable for DT Technicians, DT Teachers, HODs of DT and art. Anyone who may need to work with the DT machinery in school. Teachers and technicians with no experience or very experienced, will gain from the course, as too will those who wish to renew their certificates validity.

The framework for the course is based on the content of BS4163, (the Design and Technology Code of Practise), PUWER, L114, HSG258 and other documents. The training course will enable the attendee to learn and develop skills in how to use machines in a safe manner as well as how the machine should be set up and the basic maintenance.

During the course attendees will have the opportunity the discuss machine / process application, technique as well as talking with fellow attendees about current issues that are affecting classroom teaching and safe practise. Other areas that the course will cover will be PPE and LEV systems.

Following the training each attendee will be awarded with the D&TA Accreditation Certification (Digital Format, valid for 5 years).

The course will consist of a selection of the machinery below provided the equipment is available at the host school. Please be aware we have minimum training times on each machine to meet the criteria of the qualification, so there may be a limit to the number of machines and tools which can be covered in each H&S workshop.

We will always endeavour to have a programme which meets each delegates’ specific needs.

  • Circular (table) Saw
  • Panel Saw
  • Band Saw
  • Power Fret Saw
  • Drilling Machine
  • Sanding machines (belt, disc, bobbin)
  • Wood lathe
  • Metal lathe
  • Buffing machine
  • Off-hand Grinder
  • Metal Lathe
  • Power tools:
    • Router
    • Router table
    • Drills
    • Sanders
    • Angle grinder
    • Jig Saw
    • Circular saw

£575.00 includes two days workshop training, lunch and refreshments on the day and DATA Certification valid for 5 years. (Digital Copy)

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