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This section covers businesses such as pubs, clubs, bars and anywhere that serves alcohol.
Running a business can be daunting, and you may be unsure how to manage health and safety in your workplace.
The following ten point guide takes you through your legal responsibilities, step by step:
1. Write your health and safety policy
2. Carry out a risk assessment
3. Display the health and safety law poster
4. Take out Employers' Liability Insurance
5. Meet workplace standards
6. Understand accident reporting and purchase an accident book
7. Consult your workers
8. Train your workers
9. Comply with Smoke free legislation
10. Carry out a fire risk assessment
The information below is specific to Pubs and Clubs and will help you to write and implement your health and safety arrangements and risk assessments.
Look at our pages for an Office or for Food Preparation for additional hazards that might affect your business.
Noise at work is a considerable risk to employees health in the pub and club sector, simple control measures can greatly reduce the risk of permanent hearing damage.
Work related violence for employees working in the pub and club trade can come from threats of robbery or drunken customers.
Manual handling of deliveries can be a significant problem in cellars.
Any gas cylinders should be appropriately stored and restrained. This means chained to a wall, stood securely between barrels or laid on the floor and secured against rolling. Remember empty cylinders are just as dangerous as full cylinders. Therefore, the installation of carbon dioxide (CO2) monitors in cellars are recommended.
When considering window and glass safety, the main considerations should be: -
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