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Careful! Your office Christmas party could cause your company to go up in flames

by , 10 November 2014
Planning your company's end of year Christmas party is loads of fun. It's one of the few times you get to just have fun with an office event.

But be careful! Your office Christmas party could be a serious danger.

So before you have too much fun with all your party planning, take a moment to consider how your office Christmas party could send your whole company up in flames...

 

Here's why your office Christmas party could be a fire hazard

 
Think of the things you'll need at your office Christmas party. You'll need to get a DJ or a sound system in. You might also want certain lighting to set the mood. And then there's the catering. They may need to have cooking plates and even open flames to keep the food warm.
 
All of these things mean one thing: A serious fire hazard.
 
You see, all those wires and cables you need to plug all those thing in could easily overheat. And when electrical cables and power outlets over heat, they can short, spark and cause a fire.
 
Then there are the open flames to keep the food warm. If intoxicated employees stumble past the food and knock things over, that open flame could spread very quickly.
 
So what can you do to limit this fire hazard?
 
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Imagine a fire breaks out in your office and your building bursts into flames!
 
Will your employees know what to do?

Will they:
 
Recognise the fire alarm?
Know where the fire extinguishers are?
Know where the nearest exit is so they can leave the premises as quickly as possible?
Follow an evacuation plan?
 
Or will they run around screaming and bumping into each other in panic?
It's your legal obligation to make sure they know what to do and where to go!
 
 
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Here's what you should do to limit the fire hazard at your office Christmas party
 
Organise all the cables and wires so they don't sit on top of each other. Make sure there are enough plugs that you don't have to overload any. This will help you reduce the chance of an electrical fire.
 
As for the flames; rather use hot water baths to keep the food warm.
 
See if you plan ahead, you can enjoy your Christmas party, worry free. 
 

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