Health and Safety in the catering sector covers restaurants, takeaways, public houses and night clubs. This sector employs in excess of 1.2 million people with the public in regular contact with businesses in the sector. Health and Safety in Hotels and Catering should be treated as a priority. Workplace Risk Management, when undertaking a Health and Safety risk assessment will consider risks including Slips, Trips and Falls, Obstructions, Spillages, Lighting, Staff Clothing and Footwear and Space Requirements to name just a few.
Tailoring our approach to the catering industry, we may choose to examine the adequacy of floor coverings; positioning of equipment in relation to work processes and storage.
Consider the following specific risks we may look for in the catering industry. Please note this list is not exhaustive:
- Health and Safety Risk Assessments and Action Plan
- Fire Safety Risk Assessments and Action Plan
- Health and Safety and Fire Safety Management System Documentation
- Activity Risk Assessments
- Lone Working Risk Assessment
- Fire Marshall Training
- Work at Height Training
- Manual Handling Training
- Other Health and Safety and Fire Safety Related Training
Workplace Risk Management’s experience of the industry will assist your restaurant, café, bar or food outlet, establish safe systems and control risks, in a food retailing/catering environment.
WHY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE CATERING ENVIRONMENT?
Your restaurant may seem like a safe environment, but hazards exist and there are well documented cases of staff being injured through neglect of health and safety regulations and weak risk assessments.
Leave it to Workplace Risk Management.
We’re here to help, undertaking all types of risk assessments, advising on your legal obligations and delivering a documented approach to managing the risks your employees face