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This Friday, avoid 'headless horsemen' in your workplace with three safety tips

by , 31 October 2014
If your workplace is a dangerous place, the thought of ghosts and goblins probably doesn't scare you.

But this doesn't mean you shouldn't take a little extra care on Halloween. After all, when there are festivities happening, people tend to act recklessly.

And your employees might do something silly that could cause serious accidents.

To ensure your employees don't end up as 'headless horsemen', use these three safety tips...


Prevent Halloween accidents with these three safety tips

Tip #1: Don't let your employees dress up during work hours
If your employees have to work with tools or around machinery, a fancy costume could be seriously dangerous. Put a rule in place saying anyone that comes to work in a costume will have to go home and change.
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Tip #2: Hold Halloween activities outside of work hours so your employees can blow off steam
If you give your employees a chance to do their Halloween tricks outside of work hours, they'll be able to get it out of their system, while lowering the chance of someone doing something stupid that could cause an accident.
Tip #3: Remind your employees about safe working procedures 
Ensure your employees don't forget that they must still follow the rules for safe work regardless of what day of the year it is. Remind them that if they don't follow these procedures you can discipline them. This will help keep all your employees focused on safety instead of the festivities.
Halloween is a time of fun but if your employees aren't careful, it could end up in disaster. Use these three tips so festivities don't cause serious accidents.
PS: If you want more advice on day-today health and safety, check out the Health and Safety Advisor

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