Service, Inspection & Compliance Testing

Design & Technology Dept. Services

Annual Service & Inspection Team

Whether a client is looking for an experienced Annual Service and Inspection team or a trusted installer to equip a new or reconfigured Design and Technology department, R & S Design & Technology supply the complete service for Schools and Colleges throughout the South of England.

RS Design & Technology Services

RS Design and Technology based in Southampton, Hampshire, supply the key services to School and Colleges for the management, installation or reconfiguration of Design & Technology Departments.

  • We ensure compliance with statutory requirements
  • We inspect, maintain and repair equipment within Design & Technology departments to meet all statutory requirements on an ongoing basis

Our skills in Electrical & Mechanical engineering are well established as is our understanding of BS4163 :2014 and Building Bulletin 81 which allows us to give advice and guidance to assist in Design and Installation requirements. RS Design and Technology are members of the British Safety Council and the Design & Technology Association.

We Provide


We carry out annual Service and Inspection visits to Schools and Colleges where;

  • All machinery is serviced and inspected and reports provided for each piece of machinery in use within the department.
  • All machinery checked
  • Adjustments carried out where needed
  • All adjusted machinery is re-tested and reported on.


A comprehensive and detailed report on every machines current condition and if identified any
faults or non compliance issues that require attention to bring the machine up to current standards.

Report on any Health and safety issues relative to the machine or the workshop area.


Hegner Scroll Saws in Design & Technology Departments

Servicing & Reporting

 Installation of a DOL to Hegner
scroll saw with 3rd limb E stop in correct position.

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Planer/Thicknesser being modified with additional emergency stop

Servicing & Reporting

Adding an additional emergency stop to a classroom use planer/thicknesser.

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Mushroom Headed Emergency Stop Buttons

Servicing & Reporting

 Engineer checking function on metal lathe

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Electrical Installations

RS Design & Technology has teams of qualified engineers to install machines or to design and install electrical supplies and safety equipment. Our teams are highly experienced, rarely do we install or configure within the Design and Technology Department environment a configuration or electrical requirement that we have no previous experience of.

Mechanical Installations

Again our teams of highly experienced and qualified engineers install machines including extraction and ducting. We have equipped Designed and Technology Departments from the small to vast and as with electrical installations, we rarely come across machines that we have no previous experience of.


Evelyn Grace Academy Design and Technology Department Installation


The installation of Hegner Scroll Saws.

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Installation of Metal Lathe, legislation requires that all rotating blades stop within 10 seconds of an emergency stop


Installation of metal lathe

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Correct positioning of the third limb, mushroom headed emergency stop button.

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Dust & Fume Extraction (LEV)

Extraction systems and plant, tested and certified. ( Required no later than at 14 month intervals) Performance reports submitted and advice on adjustments or replacement as necessary.

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Planning Advice

We have a wealth of experience in the planning of Design & Technology Departments and offer a completely free advice service.

We can advise on configurations, spacing, health and safety compliant installation, estimate timing, identify potential problems and advise on solutions.


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