14 Oct Health and safety and the Rugby World Cup 2019
Posted at 14:15h in Articles
It’s still early days with the Rugby World Cup 2019 and Hasmate are hoping the All Blacks are there right until the very end!
From a business point of view, over this time, there are some things to consider:
- Some of your employees will be coming to work tired. Yes, they stayed up to watch a game. It’s not practical for half your workforce to take the day after a game off as annual leave – so perhaps don’t book any important meetings for 8am on these days! Concentration and decision making won’t be at its best.
- When a game is played during work hours, some of your employees may be distracted. Keeping an eye on the score – or possibly, tuning into the game using their mobile devices. Make sure that you have discussions about when it’s appropriate to do this, e.g. break times.
- Some of your employees may think that they have learnt some of the rugby moves through watching hours of the Rugby World Cup. A kind of osmosis through the TV, perhaps. They may then want to demonstrate these in the workplace. Remind them that their slick moves are best practiced at home.
- All Black jerseys are not high-vis!