How to host an AMAZING and safe Christmas Party
WELCOME TO SUMMER AND THE OFFICIAL START OF THE SILLY SEASON
I thought I’d take this opportunity to share some of my knowledge around how to host a successful Christmas party and minimise the risks to your business and employees.
Christmas Parties – things to think about:
Health and safety
Have a clear end time
Do not endorse after parties and if there is to be one, it is in your best interest for it to be at a different venue to the party you are hosting
Is your insurance cover adequate?
Alcohol consumption – if it’s a private party it’s a good idea to have someone with an RSA run the bar or use a wristband type set up limiting the number of drinks each employee can consume.
Always have non-alcoholic drinks available
Consider transport arrangements and take care to make sure staff leave the venue safely
If unfortunately there is an incident from your Christmas party, do you have a plan in place for how to handle it?
Nominate a responsible person to help handle any unfortunate situations and make sure employees know who it is.
Inappropriate conduct by an employee at a festive function can give rise to multiple risks.
Do you have policies around:
It is worth reminding employees of these policies in the lead up to the event.
Hopefully these tips will help you run a fun filled end of year celebration free from incident.