BS 4163:2014 Health and safety for design and technology in educational and similar establishments. Code of practice

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BS 4163:2014

Health and safety for design and technology in educational and similar establishments. Code of practice

Status : Current, Under review   Published : August 2014



What is this standard about?

This code of practice sets out the most up-to-date health and safety requirements for the teaching of design and technology in schools and other educational establishments.

Who is this standard for? 

  • Heads of design and technology in schools
  • Health and safety managers in educational facilities
  • Health and safety consultants
  • Teachers, students and workshop leaders
  • Manufacturers of design and technology tools for schools

Why should you use this standard? 

This code of practice provides recommendations and guidance for personnel responsible for planning services, equipment and machinery plus those who might use design and technology facilities, in all types of educational establishments.

It gives clear guidance for personnel who are responsible for planning services, machine tools or machine handling, and for anyone who is involved with the various design and technology facilities. 

“Design and technology in schools” refers to all teaching and workshop areas where materials are manipulated and processed. These include building services, food preparation equipment, textile machinery and accessories, electronics, plastics-working machinery and woodworking, motor vehicles workshops and computer areas.

What’s changed since the last update?

This is a revised code of practice and has been systematically updated by experts in line with technological, educational and health and safety developments. 

Standard NumberBS 4163:2014
TitleHealth and safety for design and technology in educational and similar establishments. Code of practice
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date31 August 2014
Cross ReferencesBS 546, BS 1363-1, BS 1363-2, BS 1363-4, BS 1710, BS 2769-1, BS 4411, BS 5169, BS 5499-4, BS 7288, BS 7671, BS EN 149:2001+A1:2009, BS EN 166:2002, BS EN 352-1, BS EN 847-1, BS EN ISO 7010, ISO 7010:2011, BS 5733, BS EN 60204-1, BS EN 60309-2, BS EN 60335, BS EN 60529:1992+A2:2013, BS EN 60669-2-4, BS EN 60898-1, BS EN 60947-3:1999, BS EN 61008-1, BS EN 61009-1, BS 5482-1, BS EN ISO 13850, Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 (as amended), Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005, Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres, Regulations 2002, Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994, Environmental Protection Act 1990, Equality Act 2010, Fire (Scotland) Act 2005, Fire and Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006, Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013, Food Premises (Registration) Regulations 1991 (as amended), Food Safety Act 1990, Food Safety (Temperature Control) Regulation
ReplacesBS 4163:2007
Draft Superseded By14/30270861 DC
DescriptorsBuilding services, Educational facilities, Health and safety requirements, Teaching, Adhesives, Heat engineering, Portable, Schools, Moulding (process), Health and safety management, Heat engineering components, Cloth, Workshops, Materials handling, Food preparation equipment, Chemical hazards, Hand tools, Environment (working), Wood, Metalworking, Garages (commercial), Plastics-working machinery, Risk assessment, Metalworking machines, Planning, Design, Personnel, Equipment safety, Safety measures, Chemical technology equipment, Moulding equipment, Asbestos, Textile machinery and accessories, Woodworking machines, Machine tools, Hazards, Plastics, Chemical technology processes
ISBN978 0 580 80544 8
File Size457 KB

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