Customers to avoid when working in a bar or venue and how to claim accident at work compensation if you are injured
As an employee in a bar or venue, you are not really able to avoid any of your customers. Your employer will expect you, for the most part, to be able to handle any customer and any situation that is thrown at you, in order to prove that they did the right thing hiring you for this position.
However, in certain situations, it is perfectly ok for you to avoid a customer, and ask your manager or security to deal with them, as they pose a risk to your health and safety, or for other serious reasons. Knowing which customers to avoid will help to keep both you and other customers safe throughout your work day.
- Angry customers. If you are working behind a bar and find that you have an angry customer to deal with, it is best not to try to argue with them in front of the other customers, across the bar, as you are very unlikely to get anywhere. Instead, ask them to come to one side and speak to a manager.
- Violent customers. From time to time you will find yourself faced with a violent person, who may cause harm to yourself or other customers. If you think that a customer is behaving in a particularly violent or aggressive manner, ask security to remove them.
- Very drunk customers. These people are already too drunk to enjoy the venue, and are likely to simply cause problems with other customers. For this reason, you should call security and/or a manager to have them removed sooner rather than later.
- Customers who are on drugs. These will not always be easy to spot, but if you do see someone that you suspect is on drugs, be aware that they may be unpredictable and dangerous, and try to get someone to come and remove them from the venue. You should also do this if you see someone selling drugs.
You may be able to claim accident at work compensation in Lewes
Should a customer actually cause you an injury, and you feel that your employer or someone else you were working with could have done something to prevent you becoming injured, you may be able to claim accident at work compensation in Lewes against your employer or the employee specifically.
Accident Advice Helpline can help you to decide if you are eligible for accident at work compensation in Lewes, and all you need to do is describe the incident to them and answer any questions they have. If the team decide that you do have a good case for compensation, they can pass you over to an experienced in house lawyer who can get you the accident at work compensation in Lewes that you deserve. Just call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 to get started.
Date Published: 30th September 2014
Author: David Brown