Unwrapping Safety: A Guide to a Secure Company Christmas Celebration with Streamlined Check-in

A group of friends raising their glasses, celebrating

The holiday season is a time of joy, camaraderie, and celebration. It’s when company employees come together to recognize their hard work and achievements throughout the year. However, amid the festivities, it’s essential to keep safety in mind to ensure that everyone has a happy and accident-free time.

In this guide, we’ll unwrap the key elements of a secure company Christmas celebration, with a special focus on how Avon Security Products’ visitor management products can streamline the check-in process, helping you spread the cheer while keeping everyone safe.

Venue Safety

The choice of venue sets the stage for your company Christmas celebration. Ensure that the location you choose complies with safety regulations. Here are some considerations:

  • Accessibility: Confirm that the venue is easily accessible to all employees, including those with mobility challenges.
  • Emergency exits: Ensure there are clearly marked emergency exits, and that they are not blocked or obstructed.
  • Capacity: Don’t exceed the venue’s maximum capacity, as overcrowding can lead to safety hazards.
  • Fire safety: Verify that the venue has fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, and sprinkler systems in working order.
  • Alcohol policies: If alcohol will be served, ensure responsible consumption and consider providing transportation options for employees who may need them.

Using Avon Security Products help you feel confident that only authorized people are at the party in the first place. Such a proactive approach helps prevent security mishaps from occurring.

However, you don’t want any security processes to cause a bottleneck that causes guests any inconvenience either. Our products help you streamline the check-in process, so you get the best of both worlds.

Food and Beverage Safety

Food is a central part of any celebration. Hungry people can’t enjoy a party! However, to ensure everyone’s well-being:

  • Catering: Choose a reputable caterer with proper food handling and safety certifications.
  • Allergen awareness: Ask about dietary restrictions and allergies among your employees, and ensure there are suitable options.
  • Hygiene: Emphasize handwashing and sanitation among all food handlers.
  • Alcohol consumption: If alcoholic beverages are served, consider having a designated bartender who can monitor consumption and prevent overindulgence.

Get food that suits people’s tastes and give them safe, easy access — that will fill people’s bellies and hearts.

bottles in the foreground, formally dressed people in back at a party

Decorations and Lighting

While decorations add to the festive atmosphere, they can also pose safety risks. Be cautious:

  • Fire safety: Avoid highly flammable decorations, and keep them away from open flames, heaters, or candles.
  • Tripping hazards: Secure cables, wires, and decorations to prevent employees from tripping or falling.
  • Lighting: Ensure proper lighting in walkways, stairs, and other high-traffic areas to prevent accidents.

Lighting can really improve the mood and atmosphere of an event, but only if it’s safe.

Entertainment and Activities

Entertainment can be a highlight of your company Christmas celebration. Keep these safety tips in mind:

  • Performer safety: If you’re hiring entertainers or performers, ensure they have a safe and appropriate performance space.
  • Activities: Plan games and activities that are safe for all participants and provide proper supervision if needed.
  • First aid: Have a first-aid kit on hand in case of minor injuries, and designate someone responsible for administering basic first aid if necessary.

Our visitor management products can help verify a guest’s identity, because not everybody attending your party will have a guitar around their neck and join the band on stage!

Transportation and Designated Drivers

If your celebration involves alcohol, consider providing transportation options:

  • Shuttle service: Arrange for a shuttle service to transport employees to and from the venue.
  • Designated drivers: Encourage employees to have designated drivers or use ridesharing services if they plan to consume alcohol.

Drinking alcohol can be fun in moderate amounts when people are responsible. Hosts have a major duty to ensure nobody drives home drunk, and that alcohol consumption throughout the party is safe.

COVID-19 Safety

In the ongoing pandemic, it’s crucial to prioritize COVID-19 safety measures:

  • Vaccination: Encourage vaccination among employees and provide a safe environment for those who may be more vulnerable.
  • Masking and distancing: Follow local health guidelines regarding masking and physical distancing, especially if your celebration is indoors.
  • Outdoor options: Consider hosting your event outdoors, where the risk of transmission is lower.

Continue to follow the guidelines laid out by medical professionals and create options that let people feel comfortable and safe.

A company Christmas celebration is an opportunity to foster team spirit and show appreciation to your employees. By prioritizing safety at every step and leveraging Avon Security Products’ visitor management products to streamline the check-in process, you can ensure that everyone enjoys a memorable and secure event. Remember, a safe celebration is a happy one, and it leaves everyone with cherished memories of the holiday season.