Christmas parties are a great way for the workplace to come together as a team and celebrate the end of the year and its achievements. With the end of the work year and its associated events fast approaching, employers should be mindful of the simple tips they can take to ensure the celebrations are both fun and safe for all their workers. Just because your Christmas function might be outside the office, doesn't mean you aren't in the workplace.
Employers should consider the following simple tips prior to any planned Christmas function:
Ensure workers have safe transportation home; either through taxis, bus, train or other means, and remind workers not to drive if they plan on drinking.
Always remember to plan and monitor your event properly.
By properly planning and educating workers; as well as taking some steps for safety, you can ensure all members of the company enjoy the Christmas festivities in a safe and enjoyable environment.
For further tips and advice for organising workplace christmas parties, please refer to the following article from OHS Alert