The Twelve Days of Christmas – Myth One
Workers are banned from putting up Christmas decorations in the office.
We regularly come across companies who have stopped their workers decorating for Christmas using ‘health and safety’ as the reason or because the work needed to be carried out by a “qualified” person.
Most organisations including HSE and your local council offices where your local EHO is based will manage to decorate their walls and trees and brighten up their Christmas’ without a fuss. They just sensibly provide their staff with suitable step ladders to put up decorations or dress the trees and ensure the activity is covered by a work at height risk assessment (if applicable).