Reduce Risk at Christmas Parties/Social Events

Posted in : Templates & Checklists NI on 16 December 2013
Lisa Bryson
Eversheds Sutherland
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Lisa Bryson, Associate at A&L Goodbody, outlines practical steps to reduce risk at Christmas parties/ social events.

Lisa writes:

No one wants to be 'bah humbug' about the approaching festivities and party season but then neither does any organisation (or individual!)– want to be on the receiving end of a claim arising from events at or following a work-related party. We know there are 12 days of Christmas, so here are our '12 tips for Christmas' parties:

  1. Ensure all your policies are up to date
  2. Issue guidelines on how to behave
  3. Timings
  4. Limit the Christmas spirit
  5. Tasty snacks
  6. Lose the mistletoe
  7. Identify potential hazards
  8. Beware of drink driving
  9. Expect less the morning after
  10. Enjoy

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Lisa Bryson
Eversheds Sutherland

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