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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