Art, design and technology: risk assessments

Find out what you might cover in your art, design and technology risk assessments, and see examples from schools and a local authority.

Last reviewed on 31 October 2022
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Contents
  1. What to include in your risk assessment
  2. Example risk assessments

What to include in your risk assessment

Cover all the tools and activities involved in teaching art, design and technology that might involve hazards. Don't forget activities that you provide in after-school clubs as well as in lessons. 

Consider what the risks involved may be, and what steps you will take to mitigate them.

Depending on how your curriculum and extra-curricular activities are organised, you may wish to include other risk assessments in a single document with your art, design and technology risk assessment. For example, it could be grouped with:

You can use our generic risk assessment template to create your own, and get inspiration with examples of art, design and technology risk assessments below.

Example risk assessments

St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School in London has 11 risk assessments in this area, each covering a different tool used