As with any practical activity, there is an element of risk in art and design activities. However, this can be kept to an acceptable minimum if those involved are aware of the potential hazards and take appropriate steps to avoid accidents. It is particularly important that teachers are aware of their responsibilities regarding health and safety and ensure that pupils act safely, within acceptable bounds, at all times. This guide is intended for Primary and secondary teachers, artist educators working in schools and anyone who is responsible for art and design activities. lecturers in further, higher and adult education, and those training to be teachers may also find it helpful.
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General Safety Education
Teachers may understandably become anxious when confronted with the apparent complexities of health and safety legislation, and consequently may feel…
Special Educational Needs
In following the advice given in this publication, account should be taken of:the pupil's ability to understand instructions, follow them and understand…
Teachers' Responsibilities & Relevant Legislation
Employers and staff have legal responsibilities concerning health and safety under both common and statute law. The main regulations and requirements,…
Management and Organisation
This section deals with Health and Safety issues that are related to the management and organisation of specialist facilities and equipment in an…
Machines, Equipment, Tools and Processes
This section provides guidance on siting, safety guards and devices, regarding the safe working practices and maintenance of specialist tools and equipment.Historically,…
This section deals with materials that are not usually associated with one specific activity. For example, sculpture or experimental three-dimensional…
Additional References and Sources of General Information
The following additional references and sources of general information may be helpful.
Social Networking: guidelines for educators
NSEAD's guidelines for members using social networks are designed to support your safe use of social media
Art & design health and safety self-review
As part of the wider duties of every school leader and of every subject leader in art and design, it is important to ensure their specialist facilities…
NSEAD are working to produce general guidance to support teachers as they adapt their practical classrooms to a new way of teaching during Covid-19 restrictions.…
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