I’ve heard that we can’t have a Departmental Christmas Tree - surely this is "Elf and Safety" gone mad?

 

Departmental Christmas trees haven’t been banned. However, we are asking that natural trees are not used due to their flammability and that some thought is given to their location. In recent years more and more Christmas trees have started to appear in entrance halls and corridors which are fire escape routes for staff and students, some of whom are working three or four floors above the entrance.

Please watch the short video from the link from here: Christmas tree fire (AU login required) Christmas tree fire (no AU login required) - then think if you would like this to be burning in your evacuation route...