How to prevent customers having slips, trips and falls in Hertsmere in your bar
Whether you own a bar or are working in a bar, it is down to you to protect customers at every turn. You have a duty of care to both staff and customers to ensure that everyone has a good time and is completely safe when they are on the premises, or you could end up on the receiving end of a court case or compensation claim.
Slips, trips and falls in Hertsmere are very common in bars, and if you are able to reduce the chances of this happening, you’ll be able to relax a little more and focus on any other issues that might arise during each night. Here are some ways that you can prevent your customers from suffering slips, trips and falls in Hertsmere on their night out:
- Keep the floor space clear. It is nice to have plenty of seating in a bar, so that people can relax and talk to their friends, but you should keep as much of this seating out of the way of people who are passing through the bar as possible. On a crowded night, someone may not spot a chair until they walk into it, creating the possibility of serious accidents.
- Mop wet floors right away. In a bar, there are likely to be a number of spills throughout any night. Try to have a member of bar staff just working the floor, collecting glasses and mopping up spills right away. Train them to put down a wet floor sign whenever they do this.
- Try to put signage next to steps. Many bars have slightly raised levels with a little step to get up to it, which can be unseen on a busy night and cause accidents. Put signs in a highly visible spot where customers can’t miss them, warning them about the step or to mind their heads if there is a low bit of ceiling.
The Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make a claim for compensation, should you suffer slips, trips and falls in Hertsmere when on a night out. You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to discuss what happened, so that the team can ascertain whether you have a good case for compensation, which has a good chance of being successful.
You are under no obligation to proceed with a claim after this phone call, but if you do decide to move forward with a claim, you will work with dedicated injury solicitors, working on a 100% no win no fee basis to process your claim and get your compensation to you as soon as possible.