Clip-on ties are replacing knotted school ties, as schools worry about health and safety worries, says a survey of school uniform suppliers.
The emergence of clip-on ties is part of a growing sensitivity towards health and safety, says the association, along with modifications such as high-visibility trimming on scarves.
Clip-on ties take away the risk of pupils having accidents with their knotted ties.
Schools have raised concerns about ties catching fire in science lessons, getting trapped in technology equipment or ties getting caught when pupils were running.
Who comes up with this sh*t? I’d love a job at the department of health and safety. It’s like a real `ministry of magic`; on they can pull a danger out of nothing at all.
I find this so funny. It amazing.
We’ve been wearing ties for 100’s of years at school (over here not in the US because you don’t give a sh*t how you look) and only now they bring this up. Crap, 100% crap. It’s not going to happen. I wore a tie at school for about three years, and it never once got trapped on anything.
100% BS from the ministry of magic, health, and safety.http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/8051982.stm