Footwear is an important safety item. Good soles provide a sound grip on the floor preventing accidents from happening. Footwear can also protect feet from mechanical or chemical damage.
It is mandatory that students wear enclosed leather footwear
when carrying out activities using chemicals or equipment. Sandals, open footwear or high heeled shoes must not be worn in kitchens, workshop areas or laboratories.
Where impact, cuts or chemical or hot liquid spills are possible, the footwear should comply with Australian Standard AS2210 Parts 1 and 2.
Footwear with a stout sole and firm leather uppers provides the best protection to students and staff. Because hot liquid or chemical may enter and be retained by footwear, the footwear chosen should be capable of quick removal. Thongs, open style sandals or shoes, canvas type shoes and/or gym boots must not be worn in practical classes where there is the possibility of injury through spillage of hot or corrosive liquids.