Jewellery in PE


Code of Practice for Jewellery in Physical Education

Aberdeen City Council (ACC) recognises its duty to ensure, so far as is reasonably
practicable, the health, safety and welfare of employees and those affected by its
activities. The wearing of personal effects, such as jewellery and watches, can present
risks of injury to the person and / or others involved in an activity. Exposure to the risk of
injury from such items can principally occur in Physical Education.

Code of Practice Aim
To ensure that employees and others, such as school pupils, taking part in Physical
Education lessons are aware
      of the hazards of wearing jewellery & watches
      that control measures are in place to avoid the risk of injury
      that to enable individuals to understand that, as well as the right to protection, they
         also have to exercise responsibility

Code of Practice Scope
This policy applies to all Council schools where persons who are wearing jewellery and
watches can potentially expose themselves and others to the risk of injury while taking part
in Physical Education.