Teaching with Technology: Technical subjects

​​Purpose of this policy

To ensure activities involving the use of tools and machinery (plant) are conducted in a safe manner by competent staff.


Schools must ensure that staff and students are safe when using tools and machines by following directives on the Department’s Occupational Health and Safety Management System OHS Hazard Management – Plant and Equipment.

Principals must ensure these items are in safe working condition and that teachers have appropriate training and experience to use them safely with students in the classroom.

See:  Department resources 

Related policies

Related legislation

  • Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act 2004)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017

Department resources

For more safety information, including forms and safe work procedures, see: