Members can contact DATTA Vic with any OH&S questions or issues. Below are a range of useful OH&S links;
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
- DET's Safety Guidelines
- WorkSafe's OHS for Scools - a Practical Guide for School Leaders
- Pedestal Drill Safety Checklist
- Diagrams for Safe Working Spaces for Machinery
The Safe Use of Machinery for Technology Teaching Course
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.
Where can I go to gain the ‘Safe Use of Machinery’ accreditation?
What organisations run these courses?
The following providers are currently approved to run these courses:
- Holmesglen College of TAFE:
- Victoria University
|Andrew Nicholls & Associates offers an OH&S Consultancy service to schools which covers all aspects of Occupational Health, Safety, and Environmental Management.|
The following resources are not DET-approved, and are included as examples to be used as advice when developing your own classroom procedures.
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)