DECD HAZARD ALERT - HATS WITH CHIN STRAPS
We have been made aware of recent incidents in primary schools where injury has occurred as a consequence of chin straps on hats being caught in play equipment.
Broad brimmed hats with adjustable chin cords are not sold in our uniform shop however students may have these hats at home.Â To this end, we request that:
â€¢Â you inspect hats at home and immediately remove any cords (DECD has mandated that hats with cords may no longer be worn at school)
â€¢Â if you have concerns about the safety of a hat please speak with our office staff
The safety of students at Birdwood High School is of utmost importance and our staff will continue to monitor and assess potential risks.