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.

Course Outline

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.

On successful completion of the course, attendees 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)

If you have any questions about our courses, please email us at and we’ll be happy to answer any questions.


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DT Health and Safety Course Feedback

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“The course was thorough and covered all relevant, up to date, Health, and Safety legislation. There was a mix of paper-based exercises, individually and in small groups, as well as essential hands on practical tasks. The 2 days were well planned and allowed for opportunities to ask questions and explore new techniques for managing class room practical tasks in Design and Technology. Overall, an excellent course which was very well led.”

Chris Cundall, Assistant Principal, Oryx International School, Qatar

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“The course overall was excellent. Mark was brilliant over the two days. His many years of experience in the industry is shown through a well thought out course. I gained valuable new and updated techniques which will be used usefully in lessons to come.”

Mr Richard Michael Knoop, Head of DT, Oryx International School

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“The course provided information in all areas that I hoped would be beneficial in my role as DT Technician.  It was clear, concise and very useful, especially in making sure for the safety of the students in using the machine, equipment and tools we have. I am also thankful as it made me more confident and to improve better in doing my job.”

Ms Catherine L. Libatique

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“An absolutely essential run through best/safe practice in machine use in the DT workshop. An opportunity to discuss and evaluate risk and prevention measures. An opportunity to use most machines in the workshop with the making of a complex object, allowing for repetitive use of the machines and adjustments. A good mix of hands-on tasks, discussions and theoretical learning.”

Mrs Magali Goles

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“Professional delivery of course covering H&S within workshop area. Latest legislation covered regarding what is allowed to be done with students and what control measures are required. Discussed changes to legislation and common misconceptions.”

Mr S J Butters