CLEAPSS DT - Supporting practical work in science, technology and art


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GL335 H&S regulation and guidance for school D&T
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This guide describes the legislation and regulations that are taken into account when writing CLEAPSS documents.
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New Resource - 4 Nov 2021
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DL265 - Model H&S Codes of Practice in D&T for Local Authorities & other Employers
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Model Health & Safety Codes of Practice in D&T for Local Authorities & other School & College Employers - Customisable version
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Primary D&T project
Updated - Minor updates, links to documents and dates - 4 Nov 2021
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L260 - Model Health and Safety Policy for D&T
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This document is a model policy that can be customised for use in D&T.
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Updated - Minor update to linked documents - 4 Nov 2021
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GL171 - Using Model Risk Assessments in D&T
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This guide explains ways ensure good practice when using model risk assessments in schools. There are practical examples of how to manage, use, adaptat and recording risk assessments used. There is also a Excel Spreadsheet - E171 (below) which can be used as a planning and Risk Assessment recording tool.
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Risk Assessment
New Resource - 3 Nov 2021
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G235 - Management of Risk Assessment in D&T
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This guide is intended to support schools in developing an environment that enables the teaching of D&T to be challenging and innovative whilst remaining safe for staff, students and others.

This guide gives an overview of risk assessment and how it can be sensibly managed in a busy D&T department. 

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Grinding booth extraction
Updated - Minor updates, checking resource links, change of cover image - 3 Nov 2021
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GL344 Guidance on practical work during the COVID-19 pandemic - D&T
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This guidance is additional to all standard operating procedures across your school and CLEAPSS Guidance in general.

This guide will be regularly updated and should be read in its entirety. Users may also need to read the other guides listed below.

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Updated - Update following July 2021 Government guidance - 27 Oct 2021
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PS062 - LEV in D&T: Suppliers, Testers and Monitoring Equipment
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This is a list of companies that can service D&T facilities, including LEV testing.

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New Resource - 25 Oct 2021
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PS068 - D&T class sizes, room sizes and possible effects on safety
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In this document, readers will find a summary of various national guidelines or guidance, and CLEAPSS' advice.

We have extensively reviewed all relevant Regulations and accompanying advice on the teaching of Design and Technology. Scotland, and Northern Ireland do have regulations restricting class sizes for practical subjects to a maximum of 20, but this does not have any bearing on England and Wales.
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New Resource - 25 Oct 2021
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GL325 using a welding facility
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This document gives guidance to teachers and technicians that will be supervising a welding or plasma cutting facility.

Guidance on controlling the fumes from these operations can be found in GL326

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New Resource - 19 Oct 2021
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GL292 - Photographic darkrooms in schools
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A document which covers general and specific hazards and risks in darkroom work, guidance on how these can be managed and such safeguarding issues as might apply.
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New Resource - 19 Oct 2021
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