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14th December, 2018

The Office Christmas Party Risk Assessment

It's that time of year again to dust off your dancing shoes, let your hair down and have some fun at the office Christmas party.

Of course, as we all know, this is a highly hazardous environment. Let's think for a minute about some of the risks we might face and save ourselves from much embarrassment.

  • Alcohol will be flowing
  • Pressure will be off
  • The boss will be there
  • So will the photocopier

What could possibly go wrong?

The stories from last year were hilarious, but do you really want to be that person who did that thing at the office Christmas party?

You can take some steps to minimise the risk by

  • Avoiding the macarena
  • Knowing your limits
  • Staying away from office equipment
  • Keeping quiet about work-related disagreements
  • Try not to ask about that promotion during the party
  • Have a good time

The office Christmas party might not be the best place to raise a work-related issue, or ask for a pay rise for that matter! And, while you're not officially at work during the party, remember, you will still need to work with these people next year (or even the next day).

Make sure you have all the bases covered and download our (just for fun!) office Christmas party risk assessment.

Oh, and make sure the photocopier has been safely locked out of harm's way.

Merry Christmas from all of us at HASpod.

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