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Drones and 3D printers in schools - update on equipment safety

dones and students

An update from the Equipment Safety in Schools (ESIS) team 


New advice has been released in Term 4, 2020 regarding the use of drones in schools. Take a moment to ensure that your school usage is in accordance with the safety guidelines. ESIS Drones PDF - Download

Key highlights include: 

  • Students in stages 3 and below cannot fly drones in NSW DoE schools 

  • Drone mass should not exceed 2kg 

The new guidelines are available from the Equipment Safety in Schools resource and we encourage you to read the full document. ESIS Drones PDF - Download

This advice supersedes any other advice previously offered by the NSW Department of Education, including T4L. 

3D printers 

There is also new advice around using 3D printers in NSW DoE schools. If you already have 3D printers, or are thinking about purchasing some for your school, please read this advice from the Equipment Safety in Schools team.  ESIS 3D Printers PDF - Download

Again, this advice supersedes any other information previously offered by the NSW Department of Education, including T4L.

Keep up to speed with all the changes 

1. Make sure you add the ESIS App to your essentials in the staff portal to stay in touch with the latest advice.  

2. Search using Equipment Advice tab from the menu

3. Check in regularly under the Updates tab


1. Adding the ESIS app to your portal essentials

2. Search using 'equipment advice'

3. Search for updates regularly