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December 23, 2015

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Risk Assessment: Santa’s workshop

With slips and trips, drinking on the job and many more serious health and safety violations, Santa’s workshop and delivery operation is an In Court story waiting to happen. Here’s a summary of the main hazards to address at Christmas.


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7 years ago

now the clipboard brigade are spoiling xmas. no wonder the industry has such a bad reputation

Stacey Collins
Stacey Collins
7 years ago

You could add: *Safe access and egress *Confined spaces (Chimneys) *Assault (mistaken for a burglar) *Fragile roofs (expected to bear the weight of a sleigh and several million tonnes of presents) *Zoonoses (Rudolf is clearly suffering from some kind of infection) I would suggest several labour laws are being broken as well. The National Union of Elves need to up their game. However, on the plus side there is no enforcement regime at the North Pole. And if there were, I expect, if the’yre anything like the better enforcement officers we have, they would have the common sense to understand… Read more »

John Sear
John Sear
7 years ago

We seem to have missed the fact that he may decend a chimmney into a a grate which has a fire in it.!!
Is his workware fire retardant?
Has he carried out his risk assessment before starting work?
how does he get around on time?
Is his staff training up to date cos I hear he doesn’t bother!

John Sear – Fire Threat ltd
I put a visiting card in my stocking