Design & Technology
Health and safety
Health and safety is an integral part of designing a product. A risk assessment should be carried out to identify and help reduce the risk of a hazard occurring.
A designer needs to consider health and safety throughout the designing process.
The designer must make sure that the materials and process used to make the product will not cause harm to the maker.
To ensure safety of the product when it is used, the designer needs to check that:
To ensure safety when a product is disposed of, a designer should consider the following points:
A designer must consider how the product could affect the safety of the user. If someone could be injured by using or disposing of the product, it should be redesigned.