Health and Safety Team Building Events

Enhance Cross-Departmental Collaboration At Any Time Of Year

Health and safety is one of the most important aspects of industrial business and studies have shown that teams that work together well are less likely to suffer from accidents in the workplace. So let’s look at team activities to help build a stronger team this year.

If you’re looking to enhance productivity and boost the team spirit of your internal departments, then corporate team building events are a must. They allow your employees to step outside of the relative comfort zone of the office environment and to try new activities, which when done well are an incredibly fun day out for all involved.

However, there are such an extensive range of team building activities available that it can be difficult to choose one that is ideal for your organisation, particularly when you have to think about the logistics of finding space either at your office, in a hotel event venue or risk going outdoors in the good old British weather. While no-one can predict the latter, here are some team building options that are suitable for the various seasons of the year.

Spring

When the weather is still a little Arctic outside, it can often make sense to book an indoor team-building activity so that your team is able to make the most of the experience without worrying about keeping warm. A Crystal Maze activity is ideal in all weathers – participants are split into teams and get to complete tasks in a variety of different Physical, Mental, Mystery and Skill games with the opportunity to win a crystal for their efforts. As the finale, the crystals are converted into seconds that each team spends in the ultimate arena of the Crystal Dome. Teams must grab as many golden tickets as they can within their allotted time and those with the most win the coveted crystal trophy!

Summer

Summer team building activities are exceptionally fun and can even save you money on venue costs if you opt to host your event in a local park. One of the most popular events is an ‘It’s a Knockout’ style tournament which is the perfect way to bring out the competitive nature of your employees whilst enjoying some incredibly silly behaviour. Your team members can enjoy battling against each other in hilarious games involving crazy costume relays, giant inflatables and throwing water-filled sponges.

Autumn

With the summer holidays over, signalling start of term for the kids, why not hold a ‘Back to School’ event for your team too? Your employees are bound to enjoy the nostalgic nature of games such as the Egg and Spoon race, Blindfold Sprint and the Backwards Long Jump. The day concludes with an enormous team relay race and medals aplenty will be dished out to successful competitors.

Winter

Morale is often high in the pre-Christmas period, as the festive spirit seeps into the office and encourages a positive atmosphere. Why not capitalise on this natural boost in morale by rewarding your team with a team bonding experience that can double as a Christmas party. As well as the typical celebrations that you might expect, you can also incorporate Christmas team-building games which are guaranteed to encourage cross-team relationships.

These are only a small selection of seasonal team building activities that are available – have a think about the size of your team, the end goal of what you’d like to achieve from your corporate bonding and the personalities that make up your various departments. This will allow you to narrow down the selection and create an experience that is effective for both your team members and your company.