Injury of the month: office Christmas party injuries
The office Christmas party season is in full swing and much as we always love to see you, we prefer it even more if you remain uninjured. So we have some helpful tips to help you avoid injury at this treacherous time of the year:
1. Don't Drink and ice skate
To avoid painful falls, ice burns and sliced fingers, stay off the Mulled Wine until you've cleared off the ice.
And go easy on the triple toe loops. No one likes a show off.
2. Take care with the office decorations
RoSPA says that around 1,000 people a year are injured by their Christmas decorations. Nasty things those baubles!
Be sensible: use step ladders, rather than that spinning office chair, or get someone else to put the decorations up and take the risk.
3. Pull those crackers carefully
Christmas crackers can contain not only ridiculous hats and stupid jokes, but also explosive charges and missiles.
Don't pull crackers close to someone's ear, however much you dislike them and certainly don't pull a cracker with so much vigour that the plastic toy/magnifying glass/miniature pack of cards flies out at such a speed as could cause blindness should they strike someone in the eye.
4. Don't Drink and Drive
There's no need to risk it when you have a world class public transport system on your doorstep and a pair of feet to get you home after the office do.
In fact, book that taxi before you go out.
Stay Safe and enjoy the Christmas Party Season!
Words by NoviceRunnerNik aka Nicola Bathe.