Members can contact DATTA Vic with any OH&S questions or issues.
Below are a range of useful OH&S links;
*OH&S in the Technologies Classroom During the Covid-19 Pandemic*
Click Click HERE to access the Victorian Chief Health Officer's OH&S Advice on Returning to Schools
Click HERE for the DET Return to School Operations Guide for Term 2
OH&S Advice for Technologies Teachers
Government schools can contact the DET's OH&S Advisory line, run by Marsh PTY Ltd, their OHS support service provider.
Call 1300 074 715 or email email@example.com
Teachers can also contact WorkSafe Victoria's advisory line on 1800 136 089, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Safe Use of Machinery for Technology Teaching Course
BREAKING NEWS -DECEMBER 2019
The Department of Education and Training has issued new information for those wishing to undertake the Safe Use of Machinery course in 2020. There will be financial support available for teachers - from government schools only - to attend the courses, and funding for some safety upgrades to workshops. Click HERE for further information.
The ‘Safe Use of Machinery’ accreditation is required if you teach in the Wood/Metal areas in government schools. It is highly recommended that teachers in Catholic and Independent schools complete this course.
The Safe Use of Machinery course (22454VIC) is a four-day course that accredits teachers in the following areas:
- General OH&S requirements related to the Technology learning area
- Accreditation in the safe use of Woodworking static machinery
- Accreditation in the safe use of Metalworking static machinery
This purpose of this course isn’t to provide initial training in the use of these machines, but to check that teachers are experienced and can use machinery safely.
The following providers are currently approved to run these courses:
Other Sources of Information
The following resources are not DET-approved, but can provide advice when developing your own classroom procedures.
|Andrew Nicholls & Associates offers an OH&S Consultancy service to schools which covers all aspects of Occupational Health, Safety, and Environmental Management.|
DATTA Vic have produced this Machine Levels Matrix for D&T educators.
It was compiled after extensive consultation with many teachers. Please note that the level suggestions are intended as advice only.
Technologies departments must still make their own school-based decisions about the introduction of machinery, based on their teaching program and their judgement on the competency and maturity levels of their students.
Generic Power Tool / Machine Student Licence (Peter Murphy, Northcote High School)
Pedestal Drill Competency Test (Frank Drandi, Emmanuel College)
Jig Saw Competency Test (Frank Drandi, Emmanuel College)
Portable Biscuit Joiner Competency Test (Frank Drandi, Emmanuel College)
Portable Hand Drill Competency Test (Frank Drandi, Emmanuel College)
Sander Competency Test (Frank Drandi, Emmanuel College)
Scroll Saw Competency Test (Frank Drandi, Emmanuel College)