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Safety in Technology Education: A Guidance Manual for New Zealand Schools

This manual is currently being updated. The revised manual will be available in term one 2017.

Safety in Technology Education: A Guidance Manual for New Zealand Schools, cover image of a student chopping vegetables

Introduction

SECTION 1: Legal requirements and responsibilities 

1.1 Legislation affecting technology education 

1.2 Other legislation and Regulations 

1.3 School policies and procedures 

SECTION 2: Responsibilities of Boards of Trustees and principals 

2.1 Boards of Trustees 

2.2 Principals 

SECTION 3: Responsibilities of teachers

3.1 Identifying and managing risk 

3.2 Safety planning in technology education 

SECTION 4: Responsibilities of students 

4.1 Students

SECTION 5: Safety in food technology 

5.1 Information for all teachers, including safety in non-specialist rooms 

5.2 Additional safety in specialist areas 

SECTION 6: Safety in biotechnology 

6.1 Information for all teachers, including safety in non-specialist rooms

6.2 Additional safety in specialist areas 

SECTION 7: Safety in control technology 

7.1 Information for all teachers, including safety in non-specialist rooms 

7.2 Additional safety in specialist areas 

SECTION 8: Safety in digital technology 

8.1 Information for all teachers, including safety in non-specialist rooms

8.2 Safety online 37 8.3 Classroom layout and design

SECTION 9: Safety in technology for resistant materials and textiles 

9.1 Information for all teachers, including safety in non-specialist rooms

9.2 Safety for resistant materials and equipment in specialist areas

9.3 Safety in textiles specialist rooms

SECTION 10: If an incident happens – guidelines for what to do

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Initial response

10.3 Reporting to MBIE – Labour Group

10.4 Reporting within a school

10.5 Injury/incident register

10.6 Injury/incident investigation

10.7 Corrective actions

10.8 Template forms

SECTION 11: School, tertiary, and ITO safety planning

11.1 Safety resources

References 

Appendices 

Appendix 1: Template for safety planning in technology education

Appendix 2: Completing the safety planning template – notes and examples

Appendix 3: Protective devices for woodworking and abrasive machinery 

Appendix 4: Micro-organisms suitable for use in schools

Appendix 5: Recommended year levels for using machinery 

Consultative group for the 2014 update

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