What is MJ’s risk management position on string lights?
We have had a claim in which Christmas lights that were wrapped around curtains on a curtain rod were left plugged in for several days (maybe weeks) and caught on fire. That said, string lights may be safe if members are willing to follow the safety recommendations, and using them doesn’t go against your organization’s internal policies.
We recommend similar safety precautions for Christmas trees and other holiday decorations. Review this resource from Travelers Risk Control for several risk management guidelines regarding the use of holiday decorations.