I’m the first aider at my company – I have the first aid at work qualification. I feel uncomfortable about going to the office christmas party this ytear because the last one we had, a large number of people were so drunk (dancing on tables, congas around the office etc) that I really thought someone was going to be injured. I didn’t drink myself as I was driving home so it was like waiting for an accident to happen – actually not a very fun evening. It will most likely be similar this year.
I have no problem being a first aider during work hours but am I responsible for people’s welfare in the office out of work hours? I’m sure I wouldn’t walk away if there was a problem and would do my best to help but I just feel uncomfortable about the situation because it’s so beyond my control. Am I being ridiculous?