Hi all, I'm after some advice if you would be so kind but i'll set the scene a little first. I have been teaching Art & Design for the last 10 years in a large state school and recently became a HoD for Art and Design within a Prep school which is a very new challenge in a different setting. Whilst i'm very keen and raring to go at the time of interview I did not foresee the DT "issues" that I have now considered and now it has just dawned on me that i'm now HoD and will be responsible for this room (gulp). In the DT room we have 3 large purpose built saws two large drills a sanding disc and a vacuum forming machine I was amazed students so young used such equipment. Questions: Does anyone know where I might find some health and safety guidelines on this kind of equipment or indeed the age groups entitled to use this equipment? Does anyone have any idea on the age range suitable to start using craft knives? I've never used them with anyone under year 9 age. Thanking you all in advance.