WHS training and Christmas: keeping it safe
Rose Training talks safe Christmas festivities!
WHS training #1: Christmas Decorations
– Christmas Trees: Put your Christmas tree up away from where people walk or work. The corner of a room or near the back wall of an office is a WHS-friendly place. This isn’t just so people aren’t distracted/blinded by the array glittery baubles on your tree, but also so that it isn’t a trip hazard.
– Speaking of baubles, ensure that your Christmas decorations in general comply by WHS regulations. Don’t put up sharp, dangerous ornaments in people’s line of sight, and make sure that all overhead decorations are secured with the proper kind of tape or blue-tack. If there are indeed any minor hazards employees should be way of, please put up a sign that says so.
– For Serge’s tips on making sure you are using a ladder correctly when putting up your decorations, check out this link: //tinyurl.com/m2gh634
WHS training #2: Food and Drinks
Food: Make sure you take into account the allergies and dietary requirements of all the guests at your work Christmas party. Some people can’t even be around food they are allergic to, so it’s important to be aware and alert of the food served at the occasion. This may be easier if your party is at your office, but may prove slightly more difficult if you’re dining out at a restaurant. In that case, make sure you inform the venue of the dietary needs of your workmates well before the event, and don’t be afraid to call up again a couple of days before the party and double check that the information has been relayed properly. Better safe than sorry!
Drinks: We always say this, but it’s so important and true.Make sure you have a variety of non-alcoholic beverages available for those who don’t want to drink, but don’t just want to drink water either. Stagger your alcohol serving if you are hosting the party at your own workplace; don’t serve all the alcohol at once. Remember, as the employer you have a duty of care to your employees, even during work parties!
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