While your staff may be ‘off the clock’, you’ll probably still be responsible for their health and safety. Here are some suggestions to help your workplace celebrate safely:

  • Send a friendly email to staff before the party reminding them that while the party is a time to relax, it’s still a work function. The email should also outline the rules, and remind staff to be careful if they choose to drink alcohol.
  • If you’re serving alcohol at the party, make sure it’s served responsibly and that there’s enough food and non-alcoholic drinks available too.
  • Help your staff get home safely after the event. You could organise a bus, pre-order some taxis, or arrange some designated drivers.

Visit the Government web site for  Workplace health and safety topic for information on your requirements