The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents estimates that around 80,000 people go to hospital during the Christmas period following injuries at home. The following measures can be taken to keep you and your family safe this Christmas:
It’s the little things that matter
Do your bit to limit the spread of bugs this winter, by remembering the ‘Catch it, bin it, kill it’ campaign. It’s an example of just one small thing that we can do to help make the work environment a pleasant place for everyone. What else can we do? Here are some suggestions:
- Maintaining good personal standards of hygiene is pretty high up the list, so don’t scrimp on deodorant for starters! Other simple things like saying ‘good morning’ and ‘thank you’ go a long way to a harmonious environment, as does keeping good time when starting work and having meetings.
- Discrimination of course in any form is not tolerated, but we can do better than be non discriminatory – we can be actively inclusive of our colleagues – it does great things for team spirit and morale.
- If you are unlucky enough to be unwell and off work, please remember two things: i) phone your line manager at the start of the first day, and ii) complete a Self Certification Absence Form as soon as you return. Take care.