Teachers have been told that they can't use Blu-Tack on classroom windows because it could cause them to explode, a ruling which has been criticised by the government.
Health and safety officials at the unnamed primary school informed teachers that the famous blue substance combined with chemicals in the window which could result in a reaction that would cause the glass to shatter, thereby posing a health and safety risk.
However, the government's Myth Busters Challenge Panel, which was set up by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to scrutinise poor health and safety decisions, ruled that the decision is nonsensical.
"Whatever the reason for banning Blu-Tack, it is not on health and safety grounds," the Sun quoted the panel as saying. "The manufacturer’s website makes clear that the product can be used on glass."
The panel added that in light of this, they saw no legitimate reason why the youngsters' work could not be displayed.
Anyone can contact the panel if they think a decision similar to the Blu-Tack one has been made in the name of health and safety.
If the panel deems it to be disproportionate or wrong, it will look into the matter and publish the findings on the HSE website.
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