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Hazards and risks

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Schools are involved in many activities that present a range of hazards. These hazards and associated risks must be managed to ensure the safety of staff, students and others. Information about managing common hazards is included in this section.

Each of the following topics include departmental procedures and guidelines, resources, legislation and related links. Click on the subject area for more information.

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Industrial technology and design (manual arts)

Industrial Technology and Design (ITD) relates to secondary curriculum delivered across Junior Secondary and Senior Secondary subjects offered in Queensland state schools. Commonly, these subjects incorporate theoretical knowledge with practical application in learning environments that include: computer applications; workshops and practical workspaces; a variety of equipment (both fixed and portable); and a range of materials – typically associated with wood, metal, plastics and their related products and accessories.

Departmental procedures and guidelines

Resources

Legislation and other links

What is the ITD Discussion List?

The Managing Industrial Technology and Design activities in secondary schools – Discussion List has been established to provide a forum to discuss ITD issues. It can be used to share ideas, raise problems, debate issues and seek advice on ITD activities via direct emails to subscribed members.

The ITD Discussion List is administered by the Organisational Safety and Wellbeing Unit within the department.

Discussion on the List is informal in its "tone" however; communication must remain appropriate, respectful and supportive.

Advertising on the list is not appropriate. Companies who have 'mistakenly' joined the List with the intention of broadcasting advertisements will have their subscription terminated.

How to join the ITD Discussion List?

Join the ITD discussion list by entering your name and email details, selecting the ITD –  Managing Industrial Technology & Design activities in secondary schools list, selecting your preferred subscription type and selecting Subscribe.

You will receive an email to acknowledge your subscription and information regarding protocols for the use of the List.

*Please note that you can unsubscribe from this Discussion List at any time. Just use the same link above to unsubscribe.

Access archive messages from the ITD Discussion List

All information posted to the discussion list is archived which allows subscribers to view past messages and responses. As many commonly asked questions have already been discussed please use the 'Search Archives' menu option to see if your question has already been answered.

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Last updated 15 January 2019